Sylvester, David
December 1992
Modern Painters;Winter92, Vol. 5 Issue 4, p50
The article examines the different kinds of metamorphosis worked by artists Pablo Picasso and Marcel Duchamp in their use of fragments of reality in their works. It details how Picasso started to use junk in his works and describes his early assemblages from junk of the period 1912-1916. Duchamp's bicycle-wheel sculpture, described as an allegorical antithesis to his morality as an artist is discussed, as well as his other works, "Etant Donnés" and the "The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors." Works by artist Gian Lorenzo Bernini are tackled.


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