Readymade Assemblage


STUDENT WORK

SPRING, 2011


Terms to know:

Assemblage: an artistic composition made from scraps, junk, and odds and ends (as of paper, cloth, wood, stone, or metal) (webster.com)

Found object: A natural object or an artifact not originally intended as art, found and considered to have aesthetic value. Also called objet trouvé. (answers.com)

Readymade: noun. An everyday manufactured object, as a bottle rack, a snow shovel, a urinal, or a comb, that may by the creative act of selection and designation by an artist attain status as a work of art: associated almost exclusively with the aesthetic activities of Marcel Duchamp during the period 1915 to 1917. (dictionary.com)

Dumpster divers: Artists use discarded materials to create works of found art or assemblage.[9] Students may use salvaged high tech items in technical projects. Still others may dumpster dive just to indulge in their curiosity for unusual items.[10] (wikopedia)

Hybrid: 1. an animal or plant resulting from a cross between genetically unlike individuals. Hybrids between different species are usually sterile
2. anything of mixed ancestry
3. a vehicle that is powered by an internal-combustion engine and another source of power such as a battery
4. a word, part of which is derived from one language and part from another, such as monolingual, which has a prefix of Greek origin and a root of Latin origin
5. (of a vehicle) powered by more than one source
6. denoting or being a hybrid; of mixed origin
7. physics (of an electromagnetic wave) having components of both electric and magnetic field vectors in the direction of propagation
8. electronics
a. (of a circuit) consisting of transistors and valves
b. Compare monolithic (of an integrated circuit) consisting of one or more fully integrated circuits and other components, attached to a ceramic substrate

[C17: from Latin hibrida offspring of a mixed union (human or animal)]

Irony: the use of words to express something other than and especially the opposite of the literal meaning (webster.com)

One liner: A one-liner is a joke that is delivered in a single line. A good one-liner is said to be pithy.[1] one layer deep (wikopedia.com)


 

ARTISTS TO RESEARCH:

HANS BELLEMER

TERRY ADKINS

MARCEL DUCHAMP

JOSEPH CORNELL

ROBERT RAUSHENBURG

EDWARD KIENHOLZ

GRED COLSON

DUFALA BROTHERS

CHRIS VORHEES

KEVIN CYR

SUSAN DANIS


Images for inspiration

 

 

 

 

M. Duchamp

 

 

 

M. Duchamp

 

 

 

 

M. Duchamp

 

 

 

 

M. Duchamp

 

 

 

Hans Bellmer, German artists of the 1930's championed by the Surrealists. (disturbing but intriguing images)

 

 

 

Hans Bellmer

 

 

 

 

 

Joseph Cornell (notice how everything is strategically (formally) placed)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

R. Rauschenburg

 

 

 

 

R. Rauschenburg

 

 

 

Edward Kienholz

 

 

 

 

Edward Kienholz

 

 

 

Greg Colson

 

 

 

 

Greg Colson

 

 

 

 

Dufala Brothers

 

 

 

Kevin Cyr


 

 

Edward Kienholz

 

 

 

 

Terry Adkins