Picasso Demoiselles d’Avignon

Picasso Demoiselles d’Avignon

Slide 1: Picasso Life 1903

[ text: La Vie (Life), 1903

Oil on canvas

The Cleveland Museum of Art. Gift of the Hanna Fund 1945. 24

Cat. no. 5] �2001 Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York La Vie (Life) is among Picasso�s most complex and enigmatic paintings. Begun in Barcelona during the spring of 1903, the composition was revised extensively by Picasso during the painting process. Nearly a century later, its precise meaning remains the subject of considerable debate. X-radiography, infrared reflectography, and other methods of scientific analysis are now being used to develop new theories about Picasso�s alterations to the composition. Reconstructing the artist�s creative process and isolating the points at which crucial decisions were made about its content are vital to unlocking the meaning of this cryptic allegory.

Slide 2: Picasso Demoiselles d’Avignon 1907

Slide 3: Picasso Woman with a Large Ear 1907(image not found)

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Slide 6: Picasso Two Nudes

Slide 7: Picasso Jars with Lemon 1907(image not found)

Slide 8: Gaugin The Spirit of the Dead Watching 1892

Gauguin, Paul

Spirit of the Dead Watching


Oil on burlap mounted on canvas

28 1 / 2 x 36 3/8 in. (72.4 x 92.4 cm)

Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY

Slide 9: Picasso Demoiselles d’Avignon seven figures

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Slide 12: Picasso Demoiselles d’Avignon sketch

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