1907 – 1960
Age of Global Conflict

Raymond Duchamp-Villon's Horse


Raymond Duchamp-Villon, Horse, 1914, bronze, 39-3/8 x 24 x 36 inches / 99 x 61 x 91.4 cm (Art Institute of Chicago)

Speakers: Dr. Steven Zucker and Dr. Beth Harris 

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Stephanie wrote on Saturday, March 09, 2013

This sculpture is so very inspired by geometric shapes that I have difficulty seeing a horse. My mind wants to see it, but it is not easily accomplished. I, at times can see certain areas of a horse but accumulatively I have difficulty. I find it interesting that the narrator states that he sees 20th century elements in this piece, with all the cogs and pistons and rotaries. I completely agree. Because of Raymond Duchamp's involvement in the war, it makes perfect sense that he would see a horse in such a way.

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