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Picasso's Demoiselles, the untold origins of a modern masterpiece / Suzanne Preston Blier.

Author/Creator:
Blier, Suzanne Preston author.
Publication:
Durham : Duke University Press, 2019.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (xvi, 432 pages) : illustrations.
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e-Duke books scholarly collection
e-Duke books scholarly collection
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Subjects:
Picasso, Pablo, 1881-1973. Demoiselles d'Avignon.
Picasso, Pablo, 1881-1973 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Women in art.
Prostitution in art.
Cubism -- France.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
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Mode of Access: World Wide Web.
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 BeĢnin
The global brothel
Le bordel philosophique.
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Description based on print version record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Other format:
Print version: Blier, Suzanne Preston. Picasso's Demoiselles, the untold origins of a modern masterpiece.
ISBN:
9781478002048
1478002042
9781478000051
1478000058
9781478000198
1478000198
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