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Posted on 04/13/2014


Photo taken on January  5, 2012


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Yvonne and Magdeleine Torn in Tatters by Duchamp in the Philadelphia Museum of Art, January 2012

Yvonne and Magdeleine Torn in Tatters by Duchamp in the Philadelphia Museum of Art, January 2012
Yvonne and Magdeleine Torn in Tatters

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

Geography: Made in France, Europe

Date: 1911

Medium: Oil on canvas

Dimensions: 23 3/4 x 28 7/8 inches (60.3 x 73.3 cm) Framed: 25 5/8 x 30 3/4 x 2 1/8 inches (65.1 x 78.1 x 5.4 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: 1950-134-53

Credit Line: The Louise and Walter Arensberg Collection, 1950

Label:
Duchamp created this composition from the floating forms of his younger sisters' profiles, paying close attention to their distinctive Roman noses and their long curly hair, which he rendered like cascading bunches of grapes. The disjunctions in scale between the four profiles, two for each sister, as well as the careful distribution of their forms over the entire canvas recall the torn or cut up pieces of paper that Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque used in their Cubist collages, as Duchamp humorously alludes to in the title, which suggests that his sisters have been similarly "torn in tatters."

Text from: www.philamuseum.org/collections/permanent/51439.html?mulR=1562352411|186

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