Class [controlled]: paintings Twentieth Century art
*Work Type [link]: painting
*Title: Les Demoiselles d’Avignon Title Type: repository
*Title: Five Female Nudes Title Type: descriptive
*Creator Display: Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973)
*Role [link]: painter [link]: Picasso, Pablo
*Creation Date Display: 1907 [controlled]: Earliest: 1907 Latest: 1907
*Subjects [links]: human figures females nudes brothel prostitution fruit tribal art African mask Iberian art Avignon (Provence, France)
Style [link]: Cubist
Culture [link]: French
*Current Location Display [link]: Museum of Modern Art (New York, New York, United States) ID: 333.39
*Measurements: 243.84 x 236.22 cm (8 feet x 7 feet 8 inches)
[controlled]: Value: 234.84 Unit: cm Type: height | Value: 236.22 Unit: cm Type: width
*Materials and Techniques: oil on canvas
Material [links]: oil paint canvas Technique [links]: painting
Description: In this epoch-making work, which prefigured Cubism, Picasso amalgamated the simplified iconic forms with Cézanne’s reduction of the underlying structure of natural forms. The artist modeled several faces on African masks and iconic Iberian forms.
Description Source [link]: Museum of Modern Art online. www.moma.org (accessed 29 July 2006)
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