Lost and Found

By John Purcell, posted on Nov 8, 2021

The theme of recycling is a familiar one in art: consider Duchamp’s readymades, Picasso’s junk sculptures, Warhol’s soup cans, assemblage art, and countless other works and processes. In fact, much of art history is a form of recycling in which artists take inspiration from artists before them and channel those influences into new art movements. In this lesson, I wanted students to use found objects to make new artistic compositions connected to a form of art that they would then recycle into new art.

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