Talk:Nude Descending a Staircase, No. 2

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I found a better link for the picture but I need someone sober to make it display.

It's larger and prettier, featured image applicable.

-Lizard Wizard

That one is actually Nude, No. 3, a hand colored photograph that Duchamp made for Arensberg. --sparkitTALK 15:34, 29 March 2007 (UTC)


Under the Homage heading, perhaps the poem Nude Descending a Staircase, by X. J. Kennedy, should be added. This was also the title of one of his award winning books of poetry, published in 1961. See, for instance. 12:07, 1 January 2007 (UTC)


Name of similar photographic technique?[edit]

There is a field of photography that looks very similar (long exposure + strobe light + moving person, like here: [1]). Problem is, I don't know the official name of it, searched for about 15 minutes. It looks like it has been invented by Harold Eugene Edgerton (no pics or a official term in that article, though). The most often used term is "stroboscopic motion photography", which I used in this article here now. But everybody is welcome to correct it (and create an article about it :-D). Thanks. Peter S. 16:31, 1 January 2007 (UTC)

Influence of Muybridge[edit]

In the article is written:

Duchamp also recognized the influence of the stop-motion photography of Eadweard Muybridge, specifically his Nude Descending Stairs (1887).

But in the reference, Tomkins says that he claimed that he didn't remember seeing Muybridge's work. Should this sentence be removed? Chabacano 21:44, 23 April 2007 (UTC)

Yeah. Tomkins says Duchamp remembered the influence of Étienne-Jules Marey. It's now changed in the article. --sparkitTALK 22:00, 23 April 2007 (UTC)

Obviously, Muybridge did influence the work, however, as it is named after the Italic textoriginalItalic text nude descending stairs photographs of Muybridge. The reference to Muybridge ought not be omitted just because the artist claims to have forgotten the photographs.


The article says that the painting caused "a huge stir during its exhibition at the 1913 Armory Show in New York following a press copy of an abuse scandal". What does this mean? What abuse scandal? (talk) 12:39, 19 August 2012 (UTC)

I took out that phrase. People were scandalized, but no abuse was involved. --sparkitTALK 06:30, 13 January 2013 (UTC)

German version[edit]

This tag was added in 2009. Time to get off the page. Smallbones(smalltalk) 21:53, 9 January 2013 (UTC)

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