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Paintings of the Museum of Modern Art - Les Demoiselles D'Avignon, Campbell's Soup Cans, the Roulin Family, the Persistence of Memory (Paperback) Loot Price: R270
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Paintings of the Museum of Modern Art - Les Demoiselles D'Avignon, Campbell's Soup Cans, the Roulin Family, the...

Paintings of the Museum of Modern Art - Les Demoiselles D'Avignon, Campbell's Soup Cans, the Roulin Family, the Persistence of Memory (Paperback)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 26. Chapters: Les Demoiselles d'Avignon, Campbell's Soup Cans, The Roulin Family, The Persistence of Memory, The Starry Night, L'Arlesienne, Painting, Dance, Christina's World, The Funeral of the Anarchist Galli, The Sleeping Gypsy, I and the Village, The City Rises, Broadway Boogie-Woogie, The Song of Love, L'Atelier Rouge, The Plum Blossoms. Excerpt: Les Demoiselles d'Avignon (The Young Ladies of Avignon, and originally titled The Brothel of Avignon) is a large oil painting of 1907 by the Spanish artist Pablo Picasso (1881-1973). The work portrays five nude female prostitutes from a brothel on Carrer d'Avinyo (Avinyo Street) in Barcelona. Each figure is depicted in a disconcerting confrontational manner and none are conventionally feminine. The women appear as slightly menacing and rendered with angular and disjointed body shapes. Two are shown with African mask-like faces and three more with faces in the Iberian style of Picasso's native Spain, giving them a savage aura. In this adaptation of Primitivism and abandonment of perspective in favor of a flat, two-dimensional picture plane, Picasso makes a radical departure from traditional European painting. The work is widely considered to be seminal in the early development of both cubism and modern art. Demoiselles was revolutionary and controversial, and led to wide anger and disagreement, even amongst his closest associates and friends. Painted in Paris during the summer of 1907, Picasso had created hundreds of sketches and studies in preparation for the final work. He long acknowledged the importance of Spanish art and Iberian sculpture as influences on the painting. The work is believed by critics to be influenced by African tribal masks and the art of Oceania, although Picasso denied the connection; many art historians remain skeptical about his denials. Several experts mai...

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Imprint: Books LLC, Wiki Series
Country of origin: United States
Release date: October 2011
Authors: Source Wikipedia
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 28
ISBN-13: 978-1-234-59037-6
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-234-59037-9
Barcode: 9781234590376

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