Monday, December 7, 2009

REAL TALK: 12.07.09

With its hacked contours, staring interrogatory eyes, and general feeling of instability, Les Demoiselles is still a disturbing painting after three quarters of a century, a refutation of the idea that the surprise of art, like the surprise of fasion, must necessarily wear off. No painting ever looked more convulsive.

+++Robert Hughes, art critic+++

Les Demoiselles d'Avignon (The Young Ladies of Avignon)
, Pablo Picasso, 1907, oil on canvas

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