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Hirst and Ducahamp: Art that Shocks

            Artists represent their ideas in artworks to translate their interpretation of thought into tangible form. By exploring their concepts through mediums, they are able to convert these designs into material model. The process of art making by an artist begins with the question, "What should I create?". The idea explored is then held valuable in considering how the concept will be portrayed in the art world. This is formed through investigating different purposes such as motivations, incentives, rationales and intentions-the ideas behind the art. Two artists which have succeeded in representing their artworks and ideas throughout the art world by testing boundaries and thinking outside of the box, are Marcel Duchamp and Damien Hirst.
             Marcel Ducahamp's art works achieve the representation of his ideas as he is an established Dadaist artist, which means his works have the intent to oppose all the norms of bourgeois culture and art forms, making dada, anti-dada. The movement itself expresses the outlandish themes, in which it is prominent in Duchamp's works, as he works towards challenging traditional art statements. In search of an alternative to representing objects in paint, Duchamp began presenting objects themselves as art. He chose mass-produced, commercially available, practical objects, designating them as art and giving them titles. "Readymades," as he called them, disrupted centuries of thinking about the artist's role as a skilled creator of original handmade objects. Instead, Duchamp argued, "An ordinary object [could be] elevated to the dignity of a work of art by the mere choice of an artist.".
             His most distinguished work of a readymade, 'Fountain', 1917 was his rise to art rebellion, which revolutionised the art world. No effort was made in the process of showing this artwork to the world as he simply bought the object at a local store, signed it in a name that wasn't his (R.

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