found object

found object
Etymology: translation of French objet trouvé
: a natural or discarded object (as a piece of driftwood or an old bathtub) found by chance and held to have aesthetic value

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  • found object — n. OBJET TROUVÉ …   English World dictionary

  • Found object — A found object, in an artistic sense, indicates the use of an object which has not been designed for an artistic purpose, but which exists for another purpose already. Found objects may exist either as utilitarian, manufactured items, or things… …   Wikipedia

  • found object — found′ ob′ject n. fia a natural or manufactured object that is perceived as being aesthetically satisfying and is exhibited as such • Etymology: 1955–60; trans. of F objet trouvé …   From formal English to slang

  • found object — noun a natural object, or one manufactured for some other purpose, considered as a work of art Syn: found art, objet trouvé …   Wiktionary

  • found object — a natural or manufactured object that is perceived as being aesthetically satisfying and exhibited as such. [1955 60; trans. of F objet trouvé] * * * …   Universalium

  • found object — /ˌfaʊnd ˈɒbdʒɛkt/ (say .fownd objekt) noun an object of any kind, as a piece of household debris, chosen by an artist for inclusion in an assemblage where it gains a new significance from its effect in the whole composition …  

  • found object — noun Date: 1950 objet trouve …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • found object —    see …   Glossary of Art Terms

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  • found image —    , found material, or found object    An image, material, or object, not originally intended as a work of art, that is obtained, selected, and exhibited by an artist, often without being altered in any way. The cubists, dadaists, and… …   Glossary of Art Terms

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