Art and Synesthesia:
in search of the synesthetic experience
By Dr. Hugo Heyrman
posted: 02-04-09
Marcel Duchamp, Autour d'une table, 1917
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" Questioning identity. Marcel Duchamp had taken a mesmerizing photograph of himself, gathered around a table a co-presence with his additional selves. This multiple-self-portret represents five images of the artist, a mise-en-scène of a brainstorming session with himself. We see a manifestation of introspection, a reflective moment of pause in a circular tango of thoughts. Marcel Duchamp said: 'The individual, man as a man, man as a brain, if you like, interests me more than what he makes, because I've noticed that most artists only repeat themselves'.

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