Marcel Duchamp
The Large Glass

Duchamp & I CHING

 Gradual Progress 




 Stripping Away 




 Water & Fire 

 咸  Sensing
The hexagram Sensing is composed of
lake above and mountain below,
the youngest woman and youngest man.
 I CHING, tr. by Thomas Cleary
The most parts of "The Bride Stripped Bare By Her Bachelors, Even " ( or "The Large Glass", 1915-23) by Marcel Duchamp, are common to the   “Nei Jing Tu” ( Inner Passageways Illustration ) . The Nei Jing Tu that is the Illustration of the Nei Dan (the inner alchemy), has been printed by Baiyun-guan in Beijing.
"The Large Glass" is composed of the Bride above and her Bachelors below.
The Bride is a younger woman, and her Bachelors are younger men. The composition is common to the hexagram Sensing.

Marcel Duchamp
The Bride Stripped Bare By Her Bachelors, Even
Philadelphia Museum of Art