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The "up - down" orientation is already difficult and is only made a little easier by the large inscription bearing the name and title of the painting.
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Cartoons were drawn, anecdotes told and everywhere it seemed, the public ridiculed the painting or itself?
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Duchamp's interest in plotting the static phases of a moving subject has often been compared to the work of the Italian Futurists, who were obsessed with notions of velocity.
One can only sense the many robot-like individual elements moving downward in a specific rhythm - jerkily, as a staircase necessitates.
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Within a few years, he embraced Dadaism and began presenting his "readymades," found objects like a bicycle wheel , a bottle rack, and a urinal.
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Although the Section d'Or Cubists tolerated and even enjoyed the presence of foreign artists e.
Albert Gleizes mounted a defence in terms of their straightforward patriotism.
The work is widely regarded as a Modernist classic and has become one of the most famous of its time.