The Significance & Famous Works of Readymade Art


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What is readymade art?

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1. What was the purpose of using pre-made items in art?

2. What is retinal art?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Readymade art was an important artistic movement in the 20th century that helped pave the way for many subsequent trends in Modern art. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the artists and works of Readymade art, and the movement's importance on subsequent art history.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on you ability to:

  • Define Readymade art and retinal art
  • Identify the purpose of using pre-made items in art
  • Recall a common fate of many of Duchamp's early pieces of Readymade art
  • Describe The Fountain

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Readymade art
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about specific artists and works of the Readymade art movement
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information on retinal art and understand its importance in art history

Additional Learning

To learn more about Readymade art, review the lesson The Significance & Famous Works of Readymade Art. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Marcel Duchamp
  • Prelude to a Broken Arm and Bottle Rack
  • Conceptual art

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