Pablo Picasso and “Les Demoiselles d’Avignon” (“The Young Ladies of Avignon”): Holding Fast to Male- Cantered Art Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973) was one of the central figures in the development of modern art. His ideas led the birth of new ways of expression in art, particularly in painting. This paper will analyze one of Picasso’s early modern works “Les Demoiselles d’Avignon ” using feminist theory as a theoretical background and will show that the painting is a reflection of socially perception of women as subordinate objects. “Les Demoiselles d’Avignon ” is chosen as an example because it depicts female body – almost a traditional object of art. It is one of the first modernist paintings and represents one of the first steps towards the...The end:
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