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Detail of Portrait (Dulcinea) by Duchamp in the Philadelphia Museum of Art, January 2012

Detail of Portrait (Dulcinea) by Duchamp in the Philadelphia Museum of Art, January 2012
Portrait (Dulcinea)

Marcel Duchamp, American (born France), 1887 - 1968

Geography: Made in France, Europe

Date: 1911

Medium: Oil on canvas

Dimensions: 57 5/8 x 44 7/8 inches (146.4 x 114 cm) Framed: 60 1/2 x 47 7/8 x 2 3/8 inches (153.7 x 121.6 x 6 cm)

Copyright: © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris / Estate of Marcel Duchamp

Curatorial Department: Modern Art

Object Location: Gallery 182, Modern and Contemporary Art, first floor (d’Harnoncourt Gallery)

Accession Number: 1950-134-54

Credit Line: The Louise and Walter Arensberg Collection, 1950

Label:
This work is an erotic examination of time and movement, a portrait of a mysterious woman that Duchamp noticed on the street and imagined in various states of undress. Studying Étienne-Jules Marey’s (French, 1830 - 1904) and Eadweard Muybridge’s (American (born England), 1830 - 1904) experiments in chronophotography and beginning to develop a formal language for depicting motion in painting, Duchamp portrayed his invented character of Dulcinea here in five successive positions—each bearing less clothing, as if stripped over time. Presenting a series of static images to resemble the frames of a motion picture, Duchamp invites the viewer to animate them mentally into a fluid movement. The resulting motion portrait prefigures both his Nude Descending a Staircase, No. 2 (Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1950-134-59), painted in January 1912, and the Bride at the center of The Large Glass (Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1952-98-1).

Text from: www.philamuseum.org/collections/permanent/51445.html?mulR=24080232|2

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