The painter Marcel Duchamp died at the age of 81. Here is all you want to know, and more!
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Artist associated with Dada and Surrealism and known for “Nude Descending a Staircase, No. 2” from 1912, “The Bride Stripped Bare By Her Bachelors, Even” from 1923, “Fountain” from 1917, and “Étant donnés” from 1966.
His family was focused on culture during his youth, and his maternal grandfather, Emile Nicolle, had been a painter and engraver. He married Alexina Duchamp in 1954.
“It is a matter of great indifference to me what criticism is printed in the papers and the magazines. I am simply working out my own ideas in my own way.” (Marcel Duchamp)
“The curious thing about the Ready-Made is that I’ve never been able to arrive at a definition or explanation that fully satisfies me. There’s still magic in the idea, so I’d rather keep it that way than try to be exoteric about it.” (Marcel Duchamp)
“You have to approach something with indifference, as if you had no aesthetic emotion. The choice of readymades is always based on visual indifference and, at the same time, on the total absence of good or bad taste.” (Marcel Duchamp)
“Painting is a language of its own. You cannot interpret one form of expression with another form of expression.” (Marcel Duchamp)
“Rational intelligence is dangerous and leads to ratiocination. The painter is a medium who doesn’t realize what he is doing. No translation can express the mystery of sensibility, a word, still unreliable, which is nevertheless the basis of painting or poetry, like a kind of alchemy.” (Marcel Duchamp)