Marcel Duchamp’s Fountain was a huge work in the Dada movement and still is to this day. The picture works perfectly with the ideas expressed in the 1918 Manifesto. It is made very clear in the Manifesto that the purpose of their movement is to make art that stands up against the normality of past art; they want to pave their own unique way with their works that’s never been done before. This picture of a urinal touches these ideals very well and barely contradicts with the Manifesto. Fountain is not what normally would have been considered art, but due to Duchamp’s perspective on art being this it caused everyone else to start looking into his perspective to fully understand it. From the art piece I’ve chosen, my impression on the Dada movement is just as they stated it. They were a group that wanted to test the boundaries of art to see how far they could go in a different direction and still get public praise for their work. The main focus of Dada was to be completely unique compared to other pieces of work. In the 1918 Manifesto the artists of Dada described what they strived for with art extremely well, it is easy to see what they mentioned was the purpose of their group.