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Les Demoiselles d'Avignon

Author: William Rubin; Pablo Picasso; Hélène Seckel-Klein; Judith Cousins; Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)
Publisher: New York : Museum of Modern Art : Distributed by Harry N. Abrams, Inc., ©1994.
Series: Studies in modern art, 3.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This painting, Les Demoiselles d'Avignon, was painted in 1907 and is the most famous example of cubism painting. In this painting, Picasso abandoned all known form and representation of traditional art. He used distortion of female's body and geometric forms in an innovative way, which challenge the expectation that paintings will offer idealized representations of female beauty. It also shows the influence of  Read more...
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Rubin, William Stanley.
Demoiselles d'Avignon.
New York : Museum of Modern Art : Distributed by Harry N. Abrams, Inc., ©1994
(OCoLC)624411313
Named Person: Pablo Picasso; Pablo (1881-1973) Picasso; Pablo Picasso
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Rubin; Pablo Picasso; Hélène Seckel-Klein; Judith Cousins; Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)
ISBN: 0870701622 9780870701627 0810961253 9780810961258
OCLC Number: 31485321
Description: 279 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 27 cm.
Contents: The genesis of Les demoiselles d'Avignon / William Rubin --
Chronology of Les demoiselles d'Avignon, 1907 to 1939 / Judith Cousins, Hélène Seckel --
Appendix to the chronology. Was Les demoiselles d'Avignon exhibited in 1918? / Étienne-Alain Hubert --
Anthology of early commentary on Les demoiselles d'Avignon / Hélène Seckel.
Series Title: Studies in modern art, 3.
Responsibility: special issue by William Rubin, Héléne Seckel, Judith Cousins.

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"This painting, Les Demoiselles d'Avignon, was painted in 1907 and is the most famous example of cubism painting. In this painting, Picasso abandoned all known form and representation of traditional art. He used distortion of female's body and geometric forms in an innovative way, which challenge the expectation that paintings will offer idealized representations of female beauty. It also shows the influence of African art on Picasso."--Pablopicasso.org.

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