Read the following article for definitions and distinctions about appropriation and recontextualization.
Watch the following 2 videos ( Duchamp is mispronounced. It should be pronounced d oo – sh aw n (n is nasal).
Pay attention to the evolution of appropriation from art history to pop art to the 80’s and to the cynical realism of contemporary China.
Comment and describe the earliest uses of appropriation by artists like Manet, Picasso….and the use and evolution of appropriation through Duchamp and then Pop art with Warhol and Rauschenberg….Also describe the nature of the appropriation by Colescott and Sherman (and other artists of the 80’s/90’s/00’s) and later by the contemporary Chinese artists.
Finally, which art/artists do you like the best and why?
Which art/artist will you be appropriating and transforming in your work and why?