"La mariée mise a nu par ses célibataries, meme"
DuChamp LargeGlass
Public DomainDuChamp LargeGlass - Credit: Marcel Duchamp

The Bride Stripped Bare by her Bachelors, Even

Marcel Duchamp 1887-1968

All the figures seem to have anthropomorphic features: the bride's suspended body protected by a shell or nest, and the bachelor rods/tubes/disks gliding around a chocolate grinder.

In his notes, some ideas appear about the components of the Large Glass: "slow life, vicious circle, onanism...eccentrics", "wasp" and "sex cylinder."