CheckPoint: Art and Intention
Discussion and debate have always marked the reception of art.
This CheckPoint focuses on two works of art that are currently
regarded as masterpieces, but were initially met with
Resource: Ch. 4 of A World of
Write a 200- to 300-word summary that answers
Summarize the reaction to Michelangelo’s David and
Marcel Duchamp’s Nude Descending a Staircase.
What was objectionable about each work?
What are the reasons behind Duchamp’s innovative approach to
Does knowledge of the artist’s inspiration enhance your
appreciation of Nude Descending a Staircase?