By Denis Lejeune
To many, likelihood and artwork are opposed phrases. yet a few twentieth century artists have became this idea on its head via trying to create works of art in line with randomness. between these, 3 specifically articulated a well-argued and thorough concept of the novel use of probability in artwork: André Breton (writer), John Cage (composer) and François Morellet (visual artist). the consequences of the sort of circulate clear of validated aesthetics are far-reaching, as a lot in conceptual as in useful phrases, as this booklet hopes to clarify. Of paramount value during this coincidentia oppositorum is the urged probability of a correlation among the inventive use of probability and a approach of concept itself organised round likelihood. certainly putting randomness on the centre of one's artwork can have deeper philosophical outcomes than simply at the aesthetical point.
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