Archive for April 25th, 2012

April 25, 2012

Bicycle Wheel …..

Bicycle Wheel is Duchamp’s first readymade, a class of objects he invented to challenge assumptions about what constitutes a work of art. Duchamp combined two mass-produced parts—a bicycle wheel and fork and a kitchen stool—to create a type of nonfunctional machine. By simply selecting prefabricated items and calling them art, he subverted established notions of the artist’s craft and the viewer’s aesthetic experience. The 1913 Bicycle Wheel was lost, but nearly four decades later Duchamp assembled a replacement from newly found prefabricated parts and affirmed that the later version is as valid as the original.

April 25, 2012

Clips are on pedals backwards for reasons unbeknownst to mortal men…

April 25, 2012

Umberto Boccioni …. Dynamism of a cyclist

Umberto Boccioni (19 October 1882 – 17 August 1916) was an Italian painter and sculptor.

Like other Futurists, his work centered on the portrayal of movement (dynamism), speed, and technology.

Wonder, silence, gratitude

one who is going upstream ......

SS24 - in search of the bull !

one who is going upstream ......

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