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Marcel Duchamp

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quotes from: http://www.bobolinkbooks.com/Arnheim/Quotations.html “Gestalt Psychology and Artistic Form” in L.L. Whyte, ed., Aspects of Form. • All perceiving is also thinking, all reasoning is also intuition, all observation is also invention. Art and Visual Perception: The New Version, p.5. • Good art theory must smell of the studio, although its language should differ from the household talk of painters and sculptors. Ibid., p. 4. • Any line drawn on a sheet of paper, the simplest form modeled from a piece of clay, is like a rock thrown into a pond. It upsets repose, it mobilizes space. Seeing is the perception of action. Ibid., p. 16. • Order is a necessary condition for anything the human mind is to understand. Arrangements such as the layout of a city or building, a set of tools, a display of merchandise, the verbal exposition of facts or ideas, or a painting or piece of music are called orderly when an observer or listener can grasp their overall structure and the ramification of the structure in some detail. Order makes it possible to focus on what is alike and what is different, what belongs together and what is segregated. When nothing superfluous is included and nothing indispensable left out, one can understand the interrelation of the whole and its parts, as well as the hierarchic scale of importance and power by which some structural features are dominant, other subordinate. Entropy and Art: An Essay on Disorder and Order, p. 1. order!!??? I see no order here! What from order are we... oh, look ducks!!!! now, that's order!!! (tips towel to arnie) • The least touchable object in the world is the eye. Ibid., p. 13 (February 6, 1960) (what about the tongue!!!!??) erk. sorry, must sleeptz zoonnn..... (decreasing font).....