The Book, Cat, & Cat Book Lovers Almanac

of historical trivia regarding books, cats, and other animals. Actually this blog has evolved so that it is described better as a blog about cats in history and culture. And we take as a theme the advice of Aldous Huxley: If you want to be a writer, get some cats. Don't forget to see the archived articles linked at the bottom of the page.

November 5, 2013

November 5, 1876

Marcel Duchamp (July  28, 1887 to October 2, 1968) is a familiar name, as a pioneer in modern art. He had two brothers and a sister and they all became artists. Marcel Duchamp and his brothers Raymond Duchamp-Villon (November 5, 1876 to October 9, 1918) and Jacques Villon (July 31, 1875 to  June 9, 1963), all exhibited at the famous Armory Show in New York. Raymond was a sculptor. Had he lived longer he may well have sculpted a cubist cat. I base this on a photo of the brothers --


This is probably Montmartre, and certainly before the war. Francois, a painter, is on the left. Raymond is on the right, and appears concerned that he and his cat are gracefully shown. And in the middle, Marcel Duchamp, holding, a pipe.

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