The Radical Use of Chance in 20th Century Art

The Radical Use of Chance in 20th Century Art

eBook - 2012
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To many, chance and art are antagonistic terms. But a number of 20th century artists have turned this notion on its head by attempting to create artworks based on randomness. Among those, three in particular articulated a well-argued and thorough theory of the radical use of chance in art: Andre Breton (writer), John Cage (composer) and Francois Morellet (visual artist). The implications of such a move away from established aesthetics are far-reaching, as much in conceptual as in practical terms, as this book hopes to make clear.Of paramount importance in this "coincidentia oppositorum "is the suggested possibility of a correlation between the artistic use of chance and a system of thought itself organised around chance. Indeed placing randomness at the centre of one's art may have deeper philosophical consequences than just on the aesthetical level.
Publisher: New York : Rodopi, 2012.
ISBN: 9789401207263
9789042034396
Characteristics: 1 online resource (275 pages).
Additional Contributors: ebrary, Inc

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