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Picasso's 'Les demoiselles d'Avignon'

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Part of Masterpieces of Western Painting

Christopher Green, John Golding, Yves-Alain Bois, Tamar Garb, Patricia Leighten, David Lomas
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  • Date Published: December 2001
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521586696

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  • Long recognized as one of the most significant paintings of the twentieth century, contributors to this volume consider Picasso's Les Demoiselles d'Avignon from a variety of methodological and topical perspectives, including psychoanalytical, feminist, historical, and postcolonial. Through these various analyzes, the contributors explore the power and significance of Les Demoiselles d'Avignon, situating the work within twentieth century art history and debates over Primitivism, sexuality, and stylistic change.

    • Explores a key work in twentieth-century art
    • Offers six different methodological perspectives on its subject
    • Accessible to undergraduate students in art history
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    Product details

    • Date Published: December 2001
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521586696
    • length: 176 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 10 mm
    • weight: 0.27kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. An introduction to Les Demoiselles d'Avignon
    2. Les Demoiselles d'Avignon and the exhibition of 1988
    3. Painting as trauma
    4. 'To kill the nineteenth century': sex and spectatorship with Gertrude and Pablo
    5. Colonialism, 'l'Art Negre' and Les Demoiselles d'Avignon
    6. In another frame: Les Demoiselles d'Avignon and physical anthropology
    7. 'Naked problems: Sub-African caricatures? Les Demoiselles d'Avignon, Africa and Cubism.

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    Christopher Green, University of London


    Christopher Green, John Golding, Yves-Alain Bois, Tamar Garb, Patricia Leighten, David Lomas

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