Nude Descending a Staircase, No. 2, 1912
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When French artist Marcel Duchamp painted “Nude Descending a Staircase, No. 2” in 1912, he hurled himself headlong into uncharted artistic waters. Innovating a form of facet Cubism-Futurism, Duchamp (1887 – 1968) depicted the successive movements of a single figure, inspired by time-lapse photography. The painting inflamed such outrage, Duchamp was told to withdraw it from an exhibition at Paris’ Salon des Indépendants. When it was shown at New York’s Armory, it produced a controversy that made Duchamp an overnight success. The piece is now displayed at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Marcel Duchamp (1887 – 1968) was a French artist whose complex, enigmatic works paved the way for conceptual art. Duchamp’s early pieces reflected an Impressionist influence, although he later transitioned to a unique form of facet Cubist-Futurism inspired by stop-motion photography. Created in this style, his famous “Nude Descending a Staircase” sparked such outrage in Paris and New York, it made Duchamp an overnight success. He also created ready-mades—ordinary objects that he titled and signed, thereby transforming them into art. Duchamp became a cult figure among avant-garde artists and powerfully impacted the development of Surrealism, Dada and Pop Art.
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