The Radical Use of Chance in 20th Century Art

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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 ...

The Radical Use of Chance in 20th Century Art 2012, Brill/Rodopi

ISBN-13: 9789042034396

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