Sunday, June 22, 2008

The Bride Stripped Bare by her Bachelors, Even (The Large Glass)


For some reason I like this artwork by Marcel Duchamp. Maybe it's the long, quirky name that appeals to me. Maybe it's the use of paper. Maybe it's the cracking of the glass. The mechanization of the bride's and bachelors' bodily functions just seems like an intriguing concept to me; it is in direct contrast to the actual violence of the physical union between man and woman. Anyway that's how I read it. Perhaps you don't see anything but strange looking apparatus, and you think Duchamp is spouting nonsense with the title. That's not an unlikely view.

1 comment:

Sledgehog said...

I like the surreality of it, and how the paper and glass interact. I think its intriguing.