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Title Picasso's Demoiselles, the untold origins of a modern masterpiece / Suzanne Preston Blier.
Author Blier, Suzanne Preston, author.
Publication Durham : Duke University Press, 2019.
Description xvi, 432 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), color map ; 23 cm
Call # 759.4 PICASSO B
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 365-414) and index.
Summary In 'Picasso's Demoiselles', eminent art historian Suzanne Preston Blier uncovers the previously unknown history of Pablo Picasso's 'Les Demoiselles d'Avignon', one of the twentieth century's most important, celebrated, and studied paintings. Drawing on her expertise in African art and newly discovered sources, Blier reads the painting not as a simple bordello scene but as Picasso's interpretation of the diversity of representations of women from around the world that he encountered in photographs and sculptures. These representations are central to understanding the painting's creation and help identify the demoiselles as global figures, mothers, grandmothers, lovers, and sisters, as well as part of the colonial world Picasso inhabited. Simply put, Blier fundamentally transforms what we know about this revolutionary and iconic work.
Contents Setting, sources, titles, and time -- The making of a painting -- Art in the flesh -- The sorcerer's apprentice -- L'oiseau du BĂ©nin -- The global brothel -- Le bordel philosophique.
Subject Picasso, Pablo, 1881-1973. Demoiselles d'Avignon.
Picasso, Pablo, 1881-1973 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Women in art.
Prostitution in art.
Cubism -- France.
Picasso, Pablo, 1881-1973. (OCoLC)fst00028123
Demoiselles d'Avignon (Picasso, Pablo) (OCoLC)fst01360623
Cubism. (OCoLC)fst00884864
Prostitution in art. (OCoLC)fst01079590
Women in art. (OCoLC)fst01177826
France. (OCoLC)fst01204289
Genre Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
Related To Online version: Blier, Suzanne Preston. Picasso's Demoiselles, the untold origins of a modern masterpiece. Durham : Duke University Press, 2019 9781478002048 (DLC) 2019005715
ISBN 1478000198 (paperback) :
9781478000198 (paperback) :
1478000058 (hardcover)
9781478000051 (hardcover)

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