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Was Duchamp really useful and necessary to art?

abreufortaleza
Skeptic111

I'm not close minded to art at all. I think Pollock is a genius, Dali is funny and paints well although his themes suck sometimes, Klee has one of the best uses of colour I've ever seen... But Duchamp... he didn't believe in art. He didn't believe in his OWN art. When he grabs a shovel and puts it hanging from the museum ceiling, he mocks, instead of making, modern art....

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3 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago

Lyric Writing Competition

360mph
larztheloser

So, this will basically be similar to the composition contest that my opponent and I had done (http://www.debate.org/debates/Composition-Contest/4/) but with lyrics writing instead music composition. I will give my opponent his topics, and he shall give me mine. The topics can be just about anything...objects, events, people, places, concepts, things...just listing some things for inspiration purposes. The song's lyrics can use the topic in any way the writer chooses as long as the topic...

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Updated 3 Weeks Ago

Poetry Debate

Historydude15
DebatingMaster

Ok what this debate is about; Well you ( the opponent) will write a piece of poetry on whatever your heart desires, then in the other rounds both the aff and neg will critique each others poetry. YOU CANNOT FORFEIT IN ANY WAY!! This will be five rounds long so the first round will be just about acceptance. So I hope that someone will accept this debate, And just to be clear I will not go easy. But Good luck. And let the 1st annual Historydude15 Poetry Debate begin. And by any topic I mean any to...

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Updated 4 Weeks Ago

Niall vs. Liam

shan-toyria
mrs_horan

I believe Liam is sexier than Niall. Niall has about the same amount of swagger as Liam # RIDIN THE 10-INCH PAYNE TRAIN...

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Updated 4 Weeks Ago

Graffiti: Art or Not?

Mya5101
msheahan99

I am for Graffiti being an art form, anyone can debate...

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Updated 3 Months Ago

Is John Steinbeck a better author than George R.R. Martin

Senatus
Writer-Menz

This debate puts John Steinbeck, classic American author of landmark literary works such as The Grapes of Wrath, up against British author of the Game of Thrones series, which has led to the popular HBO sensation. Ground Rules; 1. Focus on the issue; no insulting other person unnecessarily 2. Don't copy other people's work; giver proper credit 3. No trolling Time to start with the arguments. Arguments: Steinbeck was a classic author; he wrote about the realistic struggles and trium...

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Updated 2 Months Ago

Guitar Competition of Awesomeness

Wallstreetatheist
Masterguitarist

Format1: Acceptance, Clarifications2-4: Guitar Shredding BadasseryRules1. Each of your rounds must be a different genre (e.g. Rock, Classical, Bluegrass). Our rounds function independently in this regard.

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29 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

Rap Battle

lannan13
MassiveDump

This debate will be a rap battle. Note, the purpose of a rap battle is to insult the other person so reporting the other is counted as a forfiet.RulesNo ForfietsCussin' isn't poor conduct it is actually encourage.Please do not drag in other members from this site into the rap battle.1st round is acceptance.If any rules are violated then all 7 points go to the opponent no questions asked....

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10 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

Is "art" a subjective term? Can anything really be an art?

Ozzyhead
oculus_de_logica

This is simply an opinion fueled debate, and sources are not going to be a big deal. Just respectful attitudes is the only rule...

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1 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago

Minecraft is better than blockland

legodude123
Rileynator13

I win vote pro...

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Updated 2 Months Ago