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 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

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Slide 12: Picasso Demoiselles d’Avignon sketch

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