1924 - 1976
Marcel Broodthaers was born in Brussels and started life as a poet. Marcel Broodthaers concentrated on the meaning of art context. Broodthaers opened a private museum at his home in 1969 where he exhibited his exhibition of items manufactured from nailed boxes.
Marcel Broodthaers took Rene Magritte's analysis of semantics and syntax of language and image one stage further and incorporated photography and film into the analysis.
Broodthaers' work consists of an interesting fusion between conceptual art and surrealism. This fusion creates an exciting unique effect.
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