LES DEMOISELLES D'AVIGNON
Nude women in a brothel are the subjects of Pablo Picasso's Les Demoiselles d'Avignon from 1907. After showing his eight-foot-square canvas to a group of painters, patrons, and art critics at his studio, Picasso was faced with shock, disgust, and outrage. Picasso made a dangerous attempt to break away from traditional representational ideas and created a harsh and violent tone in his painting. Georges Braque, one of Picasso's contemporaries, had declared to Picasso, "
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