Marcel Duchamp: La peinture, même

The Centre Pompidou presents a new interpretation of the paintings of avant-garde French artist Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968), whose work shook the foundations of 20th-century art.

The painter, sculptor and writer was associated with numerous movements such as Dadaism, Surrealism and conceptual art, and was responsible for significant developments in painting and sculpture over the last century.

He shocked his peers with his "readymade" pieces, while he rejected decorative "retinal" art which he said was created merely to please the eye. Instead he championed art of the mind.

The Centre Pompidou examines Duchamp's long and complex career, charting his artistic journey, his influences and his experimental relationship with painting and sculpture.

On show are his early humorous drawings, works from his Fauvist and Cubist periods, as well as a number of his most famous paintings including La mariée mise à nu par ses célibataires (The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors).

11.00-21.00. Tues closed.