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|Nov-16-15|| ||OhioChessFan: No naked lady, but a nice pic regardless:
|Nov-16-15|| ||keypusher: Chessbazaar also has a "Duchamp-inspired" set.
The set at <Tomlinsky>'s link looks much closer to Duchamp's own. But I do love chessbazaar's stuff.
|Nov-16-15|| ||MissScarlett: Have you seen the Hitler-Roosevelt set?|
|Nov-16-15|| ||Domdaniel: I admit to being a longtime Duchamp fan: an admirer of his art, a follower of his conceptual stance, and an interested spectator of his chess -- he may well have been stronger than me.|
It is interesting that many regular CG posters are also Duchampians. It suggests that those chess players who enjoy using words, language, puns, visual images -- all Duchamp tropes -- are more likely to enjoy his work and to post on CG.
|Nov-16-15|| ||keypusher: <MissScarlett> Yes, and it's as exciting as some hobbyist's paint-by-numbers soldier figurines. If you're going to have human chess pieces -- and really, you shouldn't -- you need to go completely over the top. Artistic talent also helps.|
|Nov-16-15|| ||keypusher: It's amazing the things you find on the web.
Needs a better set of black pieces.
|Nov-16-15|| ||Domdaniel: < the things you find on the web. >|
|Nov-16-15|| ||TheFocus: Baby birds?
|Dec-23-15|| ||Richard Taylor: Yes, Duchamp was a great artist and innovator. When he gave up art for chess (he didn't actually stop completely) it must have seemed strange. |
The great German artist Beuys did an installation I think it was that said:
"The silence of Duchamp is [exaggerated]" I'm not sure of the exact quote.
But in a book about the Irish artist O'Dougherty (I discussed him briefly with Domdaniel) it is revealed that that artist had a lot to do with Duchamp in his later years. There is an interesting YouTube with a discussion by O'Dougherty who was also Patrick Ireland and other cognomens: he deals with his own art and an art work centred on Duchamp himself. He doesn't say he was as influenced by Duchamp as some critics have said. But he liked or was very interested in his ideas. Also the books by Flann O'Brien and much else.
|Dec-23-15|| ||Pulo y Gata: "I threw the bottle-rack and the urinal into their faces as a challenge and now they admire them for their aesthetic beauty." |
- Marcel Duchamp, in a letter to Hans Richter
|Dec-23-15|| ||OhioChessFan: http://www.chessmate.com/images/Mar...|
|Mar-05-16|| ||OhioChessFan: Per <Dom> and the Duchamp fans, I think one thing he has going for him is that he's always interesting. It's an amazingly rare trait.|
|Mar-06-16|| ||OhioChessFan: https://estudiandoloartistico.files...|
|Mar-22-16|| ||Stonehenge: http://theartnewspaper.com/news/in-...|
|Mar-22-16|| ||Mudphudder: What was the approximate ELO rating strength of Duchamp?|
|Mar-23-16|| ||duchamp64: <Mudfudder> At his peak (circa 1929), Duchamp was about 2350 - 2400.|
|Mar-23-16|| ||Mudphudder: Wow. Much stronger than I would have guessed looking over his games here. |
Where did you get that estimate?
|Mar-24-16|| ||OhioChessFan: Bicycle Wheel- https://imageobjecttext.files.wordp...|
|Apr-24-16|| ||OhioChessFan: 'I force myself to contradict myself in order to avoid conforming to my own taste.'|
|Apr-24-16|| ||OhioChessFan: <Mud> I'd have guessed 2400 myself, just based on his career.|
|Apr-29-16|| ||Bruce Graham: My Kingdom for a pipe: http://www.christies.com/features/M...|
|May-02-16|| ||OhioChessFan: "I am not going to New York, I am leaving Paris. Thatís quite different."|
|May-05-16|| ||OhioChessFan: "Chess can be described as the movement of pieces eating one another."|
|May-24-16|| ||OhioChessFan: "The chess pieces are the block alphabet which shapes thoughts; and these thoughts, although making a visual design on the chess-board, express their beauty abstractly, like a poem. ... I have come to the personal conclusion that while all artists are not chess players, all chess players are artists."|
|Jul-02-16|| ||OhioChessFan: "Man can never expect to start from scratch; he must start from ready-made things, like even his own mother and father."|
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