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twiddling with Earth and Sky unearths the importance astronomy, geography, and aviation had for Marcel Duchamp—widely considered as the main influential artist of the prior fifty years. Duchamp reworked glossy artwork through forsaking distinctive artwork items in desire of reports that may be either embodied and cerebral. This illuminating research deals new interpretations of Duchamp’s momentous works, from readymades to the early functionality paintings of shaving a comet in his hair. It demonstrates how the immersive areas and narrative environments of well known technological know-how, from museums to the fashionable planetarium, ready paths for Duchamp’s nonretinal paintings. via situating Duchamp’s profession in the transatlantic cultural contexts of Dadaism and Surrealism, this ebook enriches modern debates in regards to the old dating among artwork and science.

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