Monday, November 22, 2010

What is Art?

What's the difference between Marcel Duchamp's 'Fountain' 
and Michelangelo's 'David'?

It would be wrong to pee on 'David'.


Steven M. said...


Amir Avni said...

Marcel Duchamp questioned "what makes art what it is" by putting a urinal in a museum. In essence he meant it is not the properties of the object or what it was made for, but where it is presented (in this case, a museum) that makes it 'art'. It's like saying that anything you can frame and hang on the wall is art. Believe it or not, this influenced the way present day academia thinks about art.

Mitch K said...

Haha Awesome.

Jim said...

the fountain would be well served directly in front of David...he's been holding for hundreds of years.