Nude Descending a Staircase No 2 – Marcel Duchamp

Nude Descending a Staircase No 2 - Marcel Duchamp

How did Duchamp’s painting Nude Descending a Staircase No 2 set the art world ablaze?

– Abhorred and adored all at once
– Nudity without critical comprehension
– Changing a turn of the century outlook

Cadeau (The Gift) Sculpture by Man Ray

Cadeau (The-Gift) sculpture by Man Ray

What makes Man Ray’s sculpture Cadeau (The Gift) so special?

– Mass production, war, and Dada
– Poking at prevalent perspective
– Multiple copies of a stolen masterpiece make its point

Dynamism of a Dog on a Leash – Giacomo Balla

Dynamism of a Dog on a Leash - Giacomo Balla

What kind of painting is Dynamism of a Dog on a Leash by Giacomo Balla?

• Futurism, Cubism, and critical rejection
• An avant garde, dog’s perspective
• Stasis and motion = comedy