Example 16: Cubist painting

Work Record
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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