Posts Categorized: Art

Unfolding the Art of Georgia O’Keeffe

Unfolding the Art of Georgia O’Keeffe by Deborah Jenner O’Keeffe’s special vision bends, buckles and lobs flowers, landscapes and space itself into similar smoothly-painted folds of swirling hues in order to unearth a deeper truth. Abstract Through the metaphor of folding, O’Keeffe’s art reveals an original interpretation of form and colour. Parallels with origami shed… Read more »

By Way of Husserl: A Phenomenology of Duchampian Art

Introduction This paper is about the French painter and conceptual artist Marcel Duchamp, who created a series of very influential conceptual event-objects. In the beginning of the twentieth century he shocked and revolutionized the artworld. He did so with art objects trying to capture the phenomenon of motion and with already fabricated, found objects, called… Read more »

Fountain and Large Glass by Marcel Duchamp: What was that all about?

Introduction This essay will try to formulate a coherent statement about the connection between two influential ‘conceptual event-objects’ created by the French avant-garde painter and conceptual artist Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968). The two items under discussion are Fountain (1917; Fig. 1) and Large Glass (1913-1925; Fig. 2). Maybe to call them provisionally ‘conceptual event-objects’ might be…