Pablo Picasso. Les Demoiselles d'Avignon. The Ladies of Avignon Paris, June-July 1907
Les Demoiselles d’Avignon marks a radical break from traditional composition and perspective in painting. It depicts five naked women with figures composed of flat, splintered planes and faces inspired by Iberian sculpture and African masks. The compressed space the figures inhabit appears to project forward in jagged shards; a fiercely pointed slice of melon in the still life of fruit at the bottom of the composition teeters on an impossibly upturned tabletop. Picasso unveiled the monumental painting in his Paris studio after months of revision. The Avignon of the work’s title is a reference to a street in Barcelona famed for its brothel. In Picasso’s preparatory studies for the work, the figure at the left was a man, but the artist eliminated this anecdotal detail in the final painting.
In this adaptation of Primitivism and abandonment of perspective in favor of a flat, two-dimensional picture plane, Picasso makes a radical departure from traditional European painting. This proto-Cubist work is widely considered to be seminal in the early development of both Cubism and Modern art.
Les Demoiselles was revolutionary and controversial, and led to widespread anger and disagreement, even amongst the painter's closest associates and friends. Matisse considered the work something of a bad joke, yet indirectly reacted to it in his 1908 Bathers with a Turtle. Braque too initially disliked the painting, yet perhaps more than anyone else, studied the work in great detail. And effectively, his subsequent friendship and collaboration with Picasso led to the Cubist revolution. Its resemblance to Cézanne's Les Grandes Baigneuses, Paul Gauguin's statue Oviri and El Greco's Opening of the Fifth Seal has been widely discussed by later critics.
마지막 날까지 미루고 미루고
이제야 비로소 만난 Moma
하루 종일 걸어서 오자마자
로제 한잔 했더니
나 구경 못할 것 같다고
말도 안된다며 🙅🏿♂️
5층 가면 너 맘 바뀔거라고
얼른 가서 보라길래 올라왔더니
피카소, 세잔느, 루소, 마티세, 고흐, 간딘스키, 폴락, 프리다 칼로
볼 건 넘 많고, 시간은 없고~~
완전 바삐 구경했네~
내가 사랑하는 그림 몇 장과 함께^^
My studio for the next month, as Artist-in-Residence at the National Gallery of Ireland, where I will be working in the magnificent Millenium Wing Studio, and making my own work in response to the gorgeous exhibition Roderic O'Conor and the Moderns, featuring work by Gauguin, Van Gogh, Amiet as well as our own O'Conor amongst others, curated by Jonathan Benington and Brendan Rooney.
Watch this space, and NGI social media for pop-up talks, demos, and open studios.
Гогена я полюбила ещё не видя ни одной из его работ. Узнала я о нем ещё в детстве, прочитав книгу Моэма (Луна и Грош), на которую его вдохновила жизнь художника. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Меня так поразил и воодушевил поступок Гогена. Как он решился и не отступил несмотря ни на что. Я поняла, что никогда не поздно делать то, что тебе действительно интересно. Единственное, что нас останавливает только мы сами.
Поэтому никогда не могла смотреть на его работы объективно. Мне очень они нравились и особенно цвета.
Process of a new one, After Gauguin's 'Are you jealous?' •
This piece and others in 'Poor and Clean' at the northern Quarter in Vic. Opening Aug 28th! I'm also at @gallerymerrick On thursday night this week for the night market with a bunch of my Sail boats and stuff! Come say Hi #Nanaimo !
Paul Gauguin, "Two Tahitian Women", 1899, oil on canvas, 94 x 72 cm, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
Paul Gauguin, 1848-1903, was a French painter, printmaker, and sculptor who sought to achieve a “primitive” expression of spiritual and emotional states in his work. The artist, whose work has been categorized as Post-Impressionist, Synthetist, and Symbolist, is particularly well known for his creative relationship with Vincent van Gogh as well as for his self-imposed exile in Tahiti, French Polynesia. He influenced many avant-garde developments in the early 20th century. His legacy rests partly in his dramatic decision to reject the materialism of contemporary culture in favour of a more spiritual, unfettered lifestyle. It also rests in his tireless artistic experimentation. Gauguin’s use of Oceanic iconography and his stylistic simplifications greatly affected the young Pablo Picasso, inspiring his own appreciation of African art and hence the evolution of Cubism. As Gauguin brought his work in Tahiti to a close, he focused increasingly on the beauty and serene virtues of the native women. In this painting from 1899, among Gauguin’s most popular, he depicts two Tahitian women in a serene state of reverence, as they offer flowers, perhaps during a religious ceremony. Their skin is depicted in golden hues, set off by the cool colors of their clothes and of the tropical glade in which they stand. The painting captures Gauguin’s mythical idea of Tahiti as a paradise of beautiful, mysterious women.
So honored to have received "jurors choice" at the juried student art show. This piece was made in a fit of rage and refined in a more level headed mood with the help of @ratparade among others. There will be more to come from this series, can't wait to share.