Subscribe: Android RSS. A painting that is considered to be the most influential development in modern visual narrative and what is considered innovative in art. The American public, it seems, was not ready for something so scandalous as a nude figure no matter how stylized and unrecognizable in its figurative form in motion. From the Philadelphia Museum of Art :.
Philadelphia Museum of Art - Collections Object : Nude Descending a Staircase (No. 1)
Marcel Duchamp — a key figure in the development of art in the 20th century. In areas such as pop art, conceptualism, it has had an enormous vlyanie certainly Marcel Duchamp. Of course, in the early period of creativity Marcel Duchamp was inspired by the paintings of Paul Cezanne, Henri Matisse and the Cubists. Despite the tradition of Cubism, Duchamp breaks down all the laws and is absolutely innovative methods to achieve their goals. In the first place the artist sought to convey the effect of motion of the figure coming down the stairs.
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Few artists can boast of having changed the course of art history in the way that Marcel Duchamp did. By challenging the very notion of what is art, his first readymades sent shock waves across the art world that can still be felt today. Duchamp's ongoing preoccupation with the mechanisms of desire and human sexuality as well as his fondness for wordplay aligns his work with that of Surrealists , although he steadfastly refused to be affiliated with any specific artistic movement per se. In his insistence that art should be driven by ideas above all, Duchamp is generally considered to be the father of Conceptual art. His refusal to follow a conventional artistic path, matched only by a horror of repetition which accounts for the relatively small number of works Duchamp produced in the span of his short career, ultimately led to his withdrawal from the art world.