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

The Jungle by Wifredo Lam

The-Jungle by Wifredo Lam

Why is The Jungle by Wifredo Lam considered a Cubist masterpiece?

Hybrid creatures – animal, human & plant
A totem-tall woman with shears takes the blame
Surrealism and Abstract Expressionism in the back seat

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

Girl Before a Mirror by Pablo Picasso

Girl-Before-Mirror-by-Pablo-Picasso Cubism Portrait

What’s the painting Girl Before a Mirror by Pablo Picasso about?

– Time and growing old in Girl Before a Mirror.
– Picasso’s lover Marie-Thérèse Walter.
– Duos like day and night or the sun and moon.