Picasso's 'Les Demoiselles d'Avignon'

Picasso's 'Les Demoiselles d'Avignon'

by Christopher Green (Editor)


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Long recognized as one of the most significant paintings of the twentieth century, contributors to this volume consider Picasso's Les Demoiselles d'Avignon from a variety of methodological and topical perspectives, including psychoanalytical, feminist, historical, and postcolonial. Through these various analyzes, the contributors explore the power and significance of Les Demoiselles d'Avignon, situating the work within twentieth century art history and debates over Primitivism, sexuality, and stylistic change.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521583671
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/01/2001
Series: Masterpieces of Western Painting Series
Pages: 174
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

1. An introduction to Les Demoiselles d'Avignon; 2. Les Demoiselles d'Avignon and the exhibition of 1988; 3. Painting as trauma; 4. 'To kill the nineteenth century': sex and spectatorship with Gertrude and Pablo; 5. Colonialism, 'l'Art Negre' and Les Demoiselles d'Avignon; 6. In another frame: Les Demoiselles d'Avignon and physical anthropology; 7. 'Naked problems: Sub-African caricatures? Les Demoiselles d'Avignon, Africa and Cubism.

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