Les Demoiselles d’Avignon after One Hundred Years

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York is celebrating 100 years of Pablo Picasso’s “Les Demoiselles d’Avignon” painting. The MoMA says..

“The exhibition reunites Les Demoiselles with a group of preparatory studies for the overall composition and for the individual figures, and also includes selected works created immediately before and after the iconic painting that highlight its generative role in the artist’s oeuvre. Discoveries from recent conservation and archival materials tracing Les Demoiselles’s journey to MoMA are also on view in the gallery and in the mezzanine of The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building.”Continue Reading

The New Les Demoiselles d’Avignon

The American photographer Luis Gispert has reinterpreted Pablo Picasso’s ground breaking work, the Les Demoiselles d’Avignon.

There are similarities apart from the positions taken by the models too. Picasso painted prostitutes from a French brothel, and Gispert hired his models from a popular soft porn website (suicidegirls.com).Continue Reading

Picasso Exhibition in Istanbul Turkey

Pablo Picasso has created quite a media frenzy in Istanbul, Turkey with a major exhibition by the Spaniard being opened this week. It is a major step forward for Turkey, being one of the most important exhibitions of any western artist ever held in the country.Continue Reading