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What is appropriation in contemporary art?

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Gabrielle Bliss

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January 2, 2011

Institution ArtsConnectEd

To appropriate is to borrow. Appropriation is the practice of creating new work by taking a preexisting image from another source and transforming it or combining it with new ones. The three dimensional version is the use of found objects. A found object is an existing object- often a mundane, manufactured product-given a new identity as an artwork or part of an artwork

Apreopiated from "Elements and Principles of Today's Art

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Type: Instructional Set
Grades: 6-8
Instructional Method: Hands-on Learning, Interdisciplinary, Multimedia Instruction
Added to Site: January 2, 2011