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Post  panakorn on Mon Oct 17, 2011 7:14 pm

I totally agree that Picasso Pablo is the most important painting in the twentieth century.
As George Heard Hamilton observed that “it has been recognized as a watershed between
the old pictorial world and the new,”(64) which mean this painting make Picasso become the greatest artist who initiated the artistic movement and the cubism became the most influential development.

I also agree with Pornsima as her said respect Picasso Pablo, because he made it possible for the world to develop into a new era, giving a whole new perspective in human mind of viewing art and has own style. I like the way he sketching around 500 studies before painted the real one. These sketching lead to the developing the form of the well-known Cubism. His painting changed the whole vast revolutions of the century.

Galenson, D. W. (2009). Conceptual revolutions in twentieth-century art. New York. Cambridge University Press


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Post  Aurapa on Tue Oct 18, 2011 12:28 am

Les Demoiselles d'Avignon is definitely one of the most influential paintings in the twentieth century painted by the most important artist of all time, Pablo Picasso, who is also known for being the co-founder of cubism. Les Demoiselles d'Avignon is a painting of five nude women (prostitutes in a brothel) in their simplified forms. The painting was considered very radical at that time that Matisse denounce the painting as an attempt to discredit modern art and even Georges Braque ( who later joins Picasso) compared him to the fairground fire-eaters who drank kerosene to spit flames. ( page 65). However, with this painting, Picasso was able to initiate the century’s most important artistic movement, cubism.

Picasso made up to 400 to 500 studies for the Les Demoiselles D'Avignon. Quoting Harn, Les Demoiselles D'Avignon changed the way of viewing art. At first sight, the painting may appear to be five nude disfigured women but it is actually a simplified form of those women. Picasso’s intention was to depict a three-dimensional space onto a two-dimensional plane. The composition was derived in part from Cezanne’s late paintings and the stylized and distorted features and figures found in Gauguin’s late works as well. (page 65) Picasso was a great borrower, he borrows great techniques by great artists and adapts it as his own.

As for my feeling towards the painting, I felt that the painting is very independent. It shows that Picasso is turning his back against traditional values at that time and symbolizing sexual freedom depicted in a brothel.

*sorry for handing it in late, i have no internet connection over at my mom's place ( I am with my dad now, so i have an internet connection)


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Post  ChungSeong on Wed Oct 19, 2011 11:38 am

First of all, Pablo Picasso is one of the most remarkable artist of all time. And many of his works are considered as a great masterpiece. Les Demoiselles d'Avignon is one of his grestest masterpiece. The book said it's clearly the most important painting of the twentieth century. The reason for this is because it began the development of Cubism. Picasso focused on studying about Demoiselles before he starts to paint, which shows that through experimenting he succeed to combine different cultures and ideas, and also raise the quality of his art by finding the best combination of ideas.
Objects, the five nude women, are in simpliefied forms, and there is no linear perspective. In other words, the work is simpliefied and not structured, but that brought new movements in art and brought new era.
Although the work is simpliefied and not structured as other works during that era, Picasso succeed with expressing his style and idea through colors, and space.
John Russell said "the white whale of modern art: the legengary giant with which we have to come to terms sooner or later." As he said, Les Demoiselles d'Avignon brought huge influences to the world and to all the artists, by challenging new way of drawing and the new representation of space and construction of form.

Please excuse me for my late reply
I came back yesterday from Korea.
Thank you


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Post  maysuper on Mon Oct 24, 2011 11:43 pm

I'm Methaporn Supa-Anan commde 33 that could not login last week.(the one sent you an email.) According to his significant work, Pablo Picasso in 1907 is classified as 'the most important painting of the twentieth century'. During the twentieth century as it was so revolutionary to the point that even Braque, who later joined Picasso in developing cubism was so shocked by the painting that he compared Picasso to the fairground fire-eaters who drank kerosene to spit flames.(p.65).Picasso's painting is different from the others that he use the Cubism style to present his work supporting by "It’s style totally different from all the previous style. Guillaume Apollinaire in 1913 said 'Picasso studies an object like a surgeon dissecting a corpse.' (pg 64, Galenson) Cubism become a style that is important in a development in the visual of art in the twentieth I agree with Titirat, who said about Picasso that “he was a greatest artist. His work is very skill full and looks very powerful. I love the way Picasso’s work he very brave to come out with new style. Reference: Galenson, David.W. Conceptual Revolutions in Twentieth-Century Art. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2009. 64-65. Print.


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