Marcel Duchamp: La peinture, même

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Marcel Duchamp, 'Le Roi et la reine entourés de nus vites', 1912 / © Philadelphia Museum of Art / ArtResource / Scala, Florence / © Succession Marcel Duchamp / ADAGP, Paris 2014
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Marcel Duchamp, 'L.H.O.O.Q', 1919 / © Succession Marcel Duchamp / ADAGP, Paris 2014
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Odilon Redon, 'Sommeil de Caliban (Shakespeare, la Tempête, acte II, scène II)', vers 1895–1900 / © RMN-Grand Palais (musée d'Orsay) / Hervé Lewandowski
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Marcel Duchamp, 'Baptême', 1911 / © Philadelphia Museum of Art / ArtResource / Scala, Florence / © Succession Marcel Duchamp / ADAGP, Paris 2014
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Edouard Manet, 'Baigneuse', 1910–1911 / Collection privée

It's easy to forget that the man whose work sounded the first death knell for painting was himself, at the outset, a painter. Here's a reminder, then, from the Centre Pompidou: an exhibition of Marcel Duchamp's early paintings, including some very rare works on loan from the States. Keep an eye out for his epochal 'Nude Descending a Staircase'.

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