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    The Armory Show at 100: Modern Art and Revolution at the New York Historical Society - Wednesday, November 20 (also includes Vermeer at the Frick Museum)

    • Elizabeth Valle

      ”Nude Descending a Staircase (No. 2),” 1912, Marcel Duchamp, © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris / Estate of Marcel Duchamp One of my all time favorite paintings!!!

    • MAGRochester

      Marcel Duchamps Cubist-inspired Nude Descending a Staircase was famously described by one critic as an explosion in a shingle factory.

    • Ellie Schwetye

      Boots n Burbs: ART HISTORY: Armory Show Marcel Duchamp, Nude Descending a Staircase, No. 2, 1912, Philadelphia Museum of Art

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      Marcel Duchamp, Nude Descending a Staircase. Addressing what he later called “the problem of motion in painting,” Duchamp here repeats elements of the nude’s body in her final steps down a precipitous spiral staircase. This evocation of elapsed time in a static composition resonates with the Futurist works of Giacomo Balla, Gino Severini, and others.

    • Aloysius Bear

      Marcel Duchamp, "Nude Descending a Staircase (No. 2)," 1912. Oil on canvas. Philadelphia Museum of Art

    • Kimberly Nochi

      Marcel Duchamp's "Nude Descending a Staircase" Philadelphia Museum of Art; Roosevelt--"Native American blanket..."

    • Jake

      “That’s not art,” declared former President Theodore Roosevelt. .... ”Nude Descending a Staircase (No. 2),” 1912, Marcel Duchamp, © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris / Estate of Marcel Duchamp

    • Don Johnson

      Throwback Thursday: “That’s not art,” declared former President Theodore Roosevelt. In 1913, “The International Exhibition of Modern Art” opened at New York City’s 69th Regiment Armory. Including over 1,300 works of art by over 300 international artists, the exhibition was the first introduction to avant-garde art for many Americans. The show was met with accusations of insanity. ”Nude Descending a Staircase (No. 2),” 1912, Marcel Duchamp

    • Lindsay Aveilhe

      Marcel Duchamp. Nude Descending a Staircase, 1912. France. Reduced the descending nude to a series of some twenty different static positions whose fractured volumes and linear panels fill almost the entire canvas. The faceted disintegration of the mechanized figure and the monochromatic tonality are typical of Cubist painting of the time. However, the serial depiction of movement goes beyond Cubism in its attempt to map the motion and energy of the body was akin to Italian Futurists

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