Picasso’s Les Demoiselles D’Avignon

Pablo Picasso had a purpose by painting this. He wanted to show that when painting, it is possible to borrow techniques and forms from other cultures and countries. For example, he borrowed African art and sculpture by painting the faces of the woman like a mask. If you take a closer look to it, the eyes and nose are painted out of scale ( the eyes are way not one next to each other there is actually one lower than the other). He also used the Iberian art by making the woman look like Kouros. What strikes me the most about this painting is the color and positions that he painted the woman. He wanted to make sure that as soon as you look at the painting, you see five woman that are waiting to be picked by the audience.


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