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Title Picasso's Les demoiselles d'Avignon / edited by Christopher Green.
Imprint Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2001.
Description xii, 159 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Call # 759.4 PICASSO P
Series Masterpieces of Western painting
Masterpieces of Western painting.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 151-154) and index.
Summary Picasso's Les Demoiselles d'Avignon has long been recognized as one of the most significant paintings of the twentieth century. This volume brings together essays from a variety of methodological and topical perspectives. Yves-Alain Bois finds in the painting the presence of trauma and opens the way to a psychoanalytical exploration. Tamar Garb asks what it could mean to women, focusing on Gertrude Stein as one of the painting's first spectators, while Patricia Leighten uses post-colonial theory to explore its conjunction of prostitution and African themes. Christopher Green asks what the confrontation of the European and the non-European could signify and whether this Picasso work can still be meaningfully linked to the grand narrative of modernist history. Through these various analyses, the contributors explore the power and significance of Les Demoiselles d'Avignon, situating the work within twentieth-century art history as a whole and debates over Primitivism, sexuality, and stylistic change.
Contents An introduction to Les demoiselles d'Avignon / Christopher Green -- Les demoiselles d'Avignon and the exhibition of 1988 / John Golding -- Painting as trauma / Yve-Alain Bois -- 'To kill the nineteenth century': sex and spectatorship with Gertrude and Pablo / Tamar Garb -- Colonialism, l'art nègre, and Les demoiselles d'Avignon / Patricia Leighten -- In another frame: Les demoiselles d'Avignon and physical anthropology / David Lomas -- 'Naked problems'? 'Sub-African caricatures'? Les demoiselles d'Avignon, Africa, and Cubism / Christopher Green.
Subject Picasso, Pablo, 1881-1973. Demoiselles d'Avignon.
Picasso, Pablo, 1881-1973 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Picasso, Pablo, 1881-1973. (OCoLC)fst00028123
Demoiselles d'Avignon (Picasso, Pablo) (OCoLC)fst01360623
Cubism -- France.
Cubism. (OCoLC)fst00884864
France. (OCoLC)fst01204289
Picasso, Pablo, 1881-1973 Crítica e interpretación.
Genre Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
Addl. Author Picasso, Pablo, 1881-1973.
Green, Christopher, 1943 June 11-
ISBN 0521586690 (pbk.) :
9780521586696 (pbk.) :
0521583675 (hbk.)
9780521583671 (hbk.)

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