A Dialogue of Nudes at the #1913ArmoryShow

New-York Historical Society
Jan 16, 2014 6:01PM

Three of the most prominent paintings in the Armory Show were nudes, and they form an interesting dialogue about modern art. The nude was a traditional subject going back to the Renaissance and to ancient Greece, and some of the avant-garde artists took new approaches to it that made their work seem all the more provocative: http://armory.nyhistory.org/a-dialogue-of-nudes/

Marcel Duchamp (French, 1887–1968), Nude Descending a Staircase (No. 2), 1912. Oil on canvas, 57⅞ × 35⅛ in. (147 × 89.2 cm). Philadelphia Museum of Art: The Louise and Walter Arensberg Collection, 1950, 1950-134-59

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