The painting by the famous Spanish artist and sculptor Pablo Picasso, entitled "Avignon Maidens," a practical one arose on the basis of his impressions of the girls in a public house located in the Avignon quarter in the city of Barcelona (Spain). At the same time, it is immediately worth saying that the original version of the picture was completely different, that is, it depicted sailors and another medical student who was holding a skull in his hands, who were sitting near prostitutes. The skull denoted death, and prostitutes sex according to the artist’s plan. However, the idea soon underwent changes and Picasso left only five “priestesses of love” in the picture, who face the curtain, which is only half open. The picture also shows a small still life of fruit, located in the lower part of the canvas.
The picture was painted by Picasso at the beginning of the last century, that is, in 1907, and the very essence of the style in which it was executed means nothing more than a psychological challenge. And all because the people depicted in the picture have quite sharp forms, more reminiscent of a kind of hedge than real people. This is Picasso's corporate identity, which brought him worldwide fame.
The process of creating this picture can be divided into two stages, each of which has its own characteristics. Moreover, the first of them was, in fact, the most productive, because it was during him that the artist was able to depict three central figures of girls of easy virtue, with the exception of the woman’s head on the left. In this picture, Picasso despises all the rules of the fundamentals of Renaissance art, because he specifically depicts the knees and chests of girls angular, and pays special attention to noses and heavy chins. Experts argue that it was this work that became the harbinger of a new genre of art, namely cubism.
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