Duchamp Marcel – Study for chess players


Marcel Duchamp (France,1887-1968) is one of the sources of contemporary art (with his recycling of ready-made objects).
Less known is that he lived for a while as an itinerant chess player.
Here is a cubist version of it: ‘Study for Chess Players’,1911.

I blogged it in order to introduce this remarquable site I stumbled upon, intitulated :‘Making sense of Marcel Duchamp’.
From the pages:”…It shows two chess players at a table,in multiple views…(they) are shown in different positions, suggesting the passage of time. Duchamp gave cubism an idiosyncratic twist by introducing duration…”.

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