Artist of the Day- Marcel Duchamp (click on image to see more)

Ach…Duchamp…so hard to explain…hard to understand…just hard.

But also really important. He was really the originator of conceptual art…the idea that art is about ideas…not about skill. He was also responsible for the beginnings of Surrealism and also for Dada. Such an influential artist! About his work…yikes! He worked with found materials building odd sculptures with veiled titles. He painted and photographed. His ‘Fountain’ piece…a urinal, was shown at the famous Armory Show in 1913…a LONG time ago. Imagine how shocking this work would have been alongside say…Renoir, Matisse, even Picasso!