A Conversation with Marcel Duchamp—From NBC's Wisdom Series (Enhanced DVD)
Captured in the middle of the Arensberg body of work in the Philadelphia Museum of Art where the famous French American artist Marcel Duchamp’s 35 masterpieces are kept, this interview taken in 1956 presents a conversation between the artist and James Johnson Sweeney, who was the ex director of the world-famous Guggenheim Museum. Duchamp depicts his transformation from earlier having an Impressionistic outlook towards a Cubist and post-Cubist outlook giving a commentary standing in front a Nude Descending a staircase and the Large Glass. These approaches though perplexing is rationally segmented side by side with his longing for mechanical precision and “dryness”. Viewing this DVD also lets you delve deeply into Duchamp’s notions and ideas on drawing for an ideal public- a thought he clearly differentiates from ivory tower sophistication.
(A Conversation with Marcel Duchamp—From NBC's Wisdom Series, Enhanced DVD, 29 minutes) ISBN: 978-1-61733-979-0 Copy Right Date: 1956 CC