In the 'Nude Descending a Staircase,' I wanted to create a static image of movement: movement is an abstraction, a deduction articulated within the painting, without our knowing if a real person is or isn't descending an equally real staircase.

Marcel Duchamp

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Author Profession: Artist
Nationality: French
Born: July 28, 1887
Died: October 2, 1968

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