Art and Intention - were flat are also a form of cubism...

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Art and Intention We are studying the Marcel Duchamp, Nude Descending a Staircase. It was first brought to New York in 1913. The audience felt the artist was mocking them with a piece of work with Nude in the name. The audience made fun of the work by offering a reward for finding a nude woman. Someone also said it looked like an explosion happened in a tile warehouse. While a great, number of the people was shocked by the artwork. I found that Marcel Duchamp was influence by Stroboscopic “stop motion” photography practice by Jules Marey in France, and Eadweard Muybridge in the United States. He took this type of photography and uses 20 different views to develop his artwork. The jagged edges that
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Unformatted text preview: were flat are also a form of cubism that he learned of while in Paris. Contemporary views of this work today are not shocked. In the world of art today, you will find outright nudity being considered art. As I studied this piece, I was trying to understand where the artist was coming from. I think I find it difficult to understand because I am from a different era with computers and internet. I do find the more appreciation for this work when I think of how 20 different views were used to show the movement down the staircase. Thank You, Darren Brannan...
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This note was uploaded on 10/29/2010 for the course ART/101 AAGN0ON3I8 taught by Professor Woodward during the Summer '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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