Definition of objet trouvé in English:
noun (plural objets trouvés pronounced same)
An object found by an artist and displayed with no, or minimal, alteration as a work of art.
- On first encounter, we cannot be sure whether we should be addressing it in terms of a piece of industrial design, an objet trouvé, or a minimalist art form in the manner of early Caro or Sol Le Witt.
- The organizers have gathered, from many museums and private collections, an unprecedented number of paintings, collages, photographs, films, sculptures, illustrated books and objets trouvés [found objects] by surrealist artists.
- Having used small man-made objets trouvés in his early sculpture, from 1958 the artist began to incorporate parts of machines salvaged from breakers' yards.
French, literally 'found object'.
Definition of objet trouvé in:
- US English dictionary
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