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Picasso nude descending a staircase

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Nude Picasso a Staircase No. Marcel Duchamp American, born France, — Oil on canvas; x Rendered in staircase, black, staircase beige tones, the skeletal, insect-like figure of ambiguous gender barely resembled typical human contours, an artistic transgression that at the time was considered not just visually confusing, but also an affront to American morals and rules ella jolie nude social decorum.

Nude Descending a Staircase had a troubled history even before it arrived in New York. Some suggested the figure might be male or that the painting should be turned upside down; others accused Duchamp of having defective eyesight or an inability to record accurate impressions, nude of simply seeking notoriety. In the following nude, such works as Staircase Wheel and Bottle Rack picasso that are exactly what descending titles describe— altered the course of 20th-century art by calling picasso question time-honored qualities of originality and craftsmanship.

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By selecting everyday objects and altering them only minimally, Duchamp rejected the preciousness of individually handcrafted art in exchange for reproducible descending that represented a novel, one-of-a-kind idea. Known to reproduce his own originals, Duchamp is widely credited with introducing three-dimensional multiples into the art market.

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Marcel Duchamp, Nude Descending a Staircase, No 2 – Smarthistory

Meditations on nude Identities of an Artisted. Anne Collins Goodyear and James W. Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press, Thames and Hudson, View the discussion thread.