Monday, November 2

Marcel Duchamp - "Nude Descending a Staircase" at Armory Show, 1913

"Armory Show of 1913 - This was the first large exhibition of modern art in America. It was held in the 69th Regiment Armory building in New York City in 1913. Although the show was soundly criticized by the public and the press, it had a great impact on American artists who were influenced by the works of modern European artists. Its major organizers were American painters Walt Kuhn (1877-1949) and Arthur B. Davies (1862-1928), along with the painter-critic Walter Pach. Among the art exhibited were examples of Symbolism, Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, Neo-Impressionism, and Cubism, along with works by numerous American artists, including members of the Ten, the Eight, Marsden Hartley, Charles Sheeler, Among those artists whose work was seen in the US for the first time were Wassily Kandinsky (Russian, 1866-1944), Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973), and Marcel Duchamp (French, 1887-1968)."
At this site you can watch the work of other artists that was at the Armory Show and have an idea in which context Marcel Duchamp's "Nude Descending a Staircase" was exhibited. Right: Eliot Eliofson, Duchamp descending a staircase, photograph from Life Magazine (1952) Left: Nude Descending a Staircase, No. 2, 1911-1912, by Marcel Duchamp

2 comments:

Sandee said...

I've learned so much about art here. Thank you so much.

Have a terrific day Ana. Big hug. :)

Ana said...

Sandee,
You made my day.
I don't want to make people love all kinds of arts but we have to know some of the most important.
It makes me happy that in some way this blog is being helpful.
Love,
Ana