Friday, November 16, 2007

Madness, Surrealism and Meret Oppenheim

Geniuses don't need to think

For those of you who studied twentieth century Art. The object superimposed over a image of the artist marked a period of the amalgamation of readymade objects. It is one of the most recognized feminist pieces produced during the Surrealists movement. In 1936, the German, Meret Oppenheim devised the object by simply covering a cup, saucer and spoon with fur.

Oppenheim brought to the foreground the agility of class, refinement and fetishism. Holding the object could bring some sort of pleasurable sensation. The object was merely to poke fun at the absurdity of it, which in itself, the work, Le Déjeuner en fourrure was surreal. (Lunch in fur) examined the concept that an idea could be more important than the creation of an object itself. The piece is a collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Twentieth century Art: Le Déjeuner en fourrure by Meret Oppenheim

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