Tuesday, 12 April 2011
In prior posts I wrote about portraying movement in art. This painting, Nude Descending a Staircase, No. 2 (1912) is by French artist, Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968). Duchamp was interested in illustrating movement. Duchamp suggests action by several overlapping images of a figure. The dark outlines of the figures also suggest action lines, a row of people. These lines emphasize the force of the moving figure. Duchamp’s art was influenced by the Cubists and Futurists. Futurists were interested in creating movement of figures and objects.
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Posted by Arlene Babad, artist at 03:48