How Often Does Art Make You Laugh?

Not much, honestly

Dr Victoria Powell

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Marcel Duchamp, Fountain (1917). This is a 1964 ‘replica’ on display at Tate Modern

Here’s a question: how often does art make you laugh? The other day I was standing in front of Marcel Duchamp’s famous ‘readymade’ artwork Fountain (1917) at Tate Modern with a group of students. It’s a manufactured, mass-produced urinal placed on its side on top of a pedestal, and is considered to be one of the most significant artworks of the 20th century because it…

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Dr Victoria Powell

I write about art, history, politics & culture, without the confusing art speak. Crazy about dogs. Victorian historian. 19th-century gentleman in a former life.