Boîte-en-valise #1


Size: 11.8 H x 11.8 W x 1.6 in

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Art Description

Painting: Oil on Canvas.


The Davis Lisboa Mini-Museum of Contemporary Art in Barcelona

What / who inspired the work?
This painting was inspired by "Boîte-en-valise", 1936-1941, by the French Dadaist artist Marcel Duchamp.

What do you hope viewers will feel / think?
I hope the viewers think that the act of making an oil painting of a Dadaist "readymade" is complete nonsense! And that fascinates me.

Why did you choose the medium, subject matter, style?
I chose this medium because painting is a language that allows me to get a good result. In addition, due to oil painting it is a durable material. I chose the gray, because it makes the painting looks like an old photograph of the early twentieth century. This detail can provide a subtle critique of the Duchamp's work: send "Boîte-en-valise" to obsolescence. On the other hand, I have chosen this very precise, professional and not personal style to connect with some old works of Duchamp, such as "Chocolate Grinder" (No. 1), 1913.

Davis Lisboa

Davis Museum

Keywords: Boite, Valise, Suitcase, Box, Boxes, Dada, Black And White , Duchamp, Marcel, En, Object

Subjects: Still Life

Styles: Realism, Documentary, Figurative, Conceptual, box

Mediums: Oil

Materials: Canvas

Prints: Still Life Art Prints, Realism Art Prints, Documentary Art Prints, Figurative Art Prints, Conceptual Art Prints, box Art Prints, Oil Art Prints, Canvas Art Prints

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