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Episode #50: Shock Art: Duchamp's Fountain (Season 5, Episode 4)

Episode #50: Shock Art: Duchamp's Fountain (Season 5, Episode 4)

Works that we take for granted today as masterpieces, or as epitomes of the finest of fine art, could also have been considered ugly, of poor quality, or just bad when they were first made. With the passage of time comes a calm and an acceptance. But that doesn’t change the fact that there are many works peppered throughout art history that were straight-up shocking to the public when they were first presented decades, or even hundreds of years ago.

Today's work of "shock art:" Duchamp’s Fountain.

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Episode Credits

Production and Editing by Kaboonki. Theme music by Alex Davis.  Logo by Dave Rainey. Social media assistance by Emily Crockett and Natalie Broyhill. Additional writing and research by Kelsey Breen.

ArtCurious is sponsored by Anchorlight, an interdisciplinary creative space, founded with the intent of fostering artists, designers, and craftspeople at varying stages of their development. Home to artist studios, residency opportunities, and exhibition space Anchorlight encourages mentorship and the cross-pollination of skills among creatives in the Triangle.

Additional music credits

 "Mating Silver Crane (ID 280)" by Lobo Loco  is licensed under BY-NC-ND 4.0; "Phase 3" by Xylo-Ziko is licensed under BY-NC-SA 4.0; "Hello September" by Proviant Audio is licensed under BY-NC-ND 3.0 US; "Beach" by Komiku is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal; "Electric Silence" by Unheard Music Concepts is licensed under BY 4.0; "Inner City Peoples (ID 815)" by Lobo Loco is licensed under BY-NC-ND 4.0. Ad Music: "Off to Osaka" by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under BY 3.0 (Cultural Embassy of France) .

Links and further resources

MoMA: Marcel Duchamp and the Readymade

 

Episode #51: Shock Art: Gericault's The Raft of the Medusa (Season 5, Episode 5)

Episode #51: Shock Art: Gericault's The Raft of the Medusa (Season 5, Episode 5)

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