Marcel Duchamp

In the history of 20th century art, the French-American artist Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968) was like a smooth, polished stone, skipping across the surface of a pond. He never lingered in any particular scene, movement, or moment for long, but at every place in which he touched down, his brief presence generated concentric waves of influence, waves that continue to radiate outward. Duchamp’s notorious painting, Nude Descending a Staircase No.2 [Nu descendant un escalier n° 2] (1912), first brought him international fame. Transcending the styles of both the Furturists and the Cubists, he recalled the... Read More

City Of Origin:
Blainville, France
Genre:
Experimental, Sound Art
Birthdate:
07/28/1887
Death date:
10/01/1968
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