A fascinating book demonstrating the influence of alchemy and esoteric traditions on the mature art of Marcel Duchamp.Prominent discussions of esoteric dream states, even somnambulismaitself pointing to automatism as a helpful aid to artis- tic ... Edward Carpenter, Claude Bragdon, Frederick W. H. Myers, P. D. Ouspensky, among others.46 The ultimate source of all this ... is sufficient to recall his central question, aCan not the dream also be used in solving the fundamental questions of life? ... 48 Chance (le hasard) also figures large in Bretona#39;s method, just as it does in Duchampa#39;s (see chapter 7).
|Title||:||Alchemist of the Avant-Garde|
|Author||:||John F. Moffitt|
|Publisher||:||SUNY Press - 2012-02-01|