Thursday, May 10, 2007

Picasso's girls are 100 years old

from w
The famous painting that turned the tide from impressionists and realists to a new way of seeing shapes is now a hundred years old. Picasso's painting of the girls from Avignon. This is amazing painting that he actually kept hidden for many years at first. So what do you think of Picasso? I think he is masterful, though I don't like all of his pictures, he still is an amazing painter.

quoted from website of Museum of Modern Art New York:
Les Demoiselles d'Avignon (1907) is often celebrated as a cornerstone of modernism. Described as the "core of Picasso's laboratory" by the French writer and poet André Breton (Rubin, Studies in Modern Art 3, p. 177), the work jolted the imagination of Picasso's contemporaries and generations of artists since. This crucial milestone in the development of modern art has remained an iconic fixture in MoMA's collection since its acquisition in 1939.

Pictured at top:
Pablo Picasso. Les Demoiselles d'Avignon. 1907. Oil on canvas, 8' x 7' 8" (243.9 x 233.7 cm). Acquired through the Lillie P. Bliss Bequest. © 2003 Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

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Blogger Penny said...

I think some of picasso is incredible and some i really dont like, but we all have bad days so perhaps the ones I dont like are his bad day ones!

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