Apolinère Enameled

Assisted Readymade by Marcel Duchamp
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1916
1917
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Apolinere Enameled
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1950-134-73
height
24.4 centimetre
width
34 centimetre
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APOLINÈRE ENAMELED (english)
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6/21/2007
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Apolinère Enameled was painted in 1916-17 by Marcel Duchamp, as a heavily altered version of an advertisement for paint ("Sapolin Enamel"). The picture depicts a girl painting a bed-frame with white enamelled paint. The depiction of the frame deliberately includes conflicting perspective lines, to produce an impossible object. To emphasise the deliberate impossibility of the shape, a piece of the frame is missing. The piece is sometimes referred to as Duchamp's "impossible bed" painting. Apolinère is a play-on-words referencing the poet, writer and art critic Guillaume Apollinaire, a close associate of Duchamp during the Cubist adventure. Apollinaire wrote about Duchamp (and others) in his book The Cubist Painters, Aesthetic Meditations of 1913.
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