If you feel somewhat alienated by art, or if you find a lot of modern and contemporary art hard to understand, you are not alone. People have been feeling this way for 100 years now, and we all can blame … Continue reading
Dada is an art movement that originated in the early 20th century in response to World War I, after which the artists and writers in this group felt society was morally bankrupt. The word, “Dada,” was picked randomly from a … Continue reading
The impact of The Armory Show, the modern art exhibition that opened at the 69th Regiment Armory in New York City on February 13, 1913 and toured the country 100 years ago this spring, cannot be overstated. It was a … Continue reading
Readymade (noun) An ordinary manufactured object that an artist selects and modifies so that it becomes art. When Marcel Duchamp created the first readymade, he inaugurated conceptual art in which the idea takes precedence over aesthetics.