Les Demoiselles d'Avignon was completed by Pablo Picasso in 1907 and depicts a scene of prostitutes standing in confident, aggressive poses.
The Young Ladies of Avignon is the direct translation of the work into English and it is a highly significant piece within the career of the extraordinary Spanish artist, who himself spent much of his life in France.
Several of the faces of the "Demoiselles" resemble African tribal masks and there is a general acceptance that elements of international art influenced Picasso in this work.
It is specifically the two faces of the right of the painting which most resemble African masks, although there has also been discussion about the possible influence of Oceania Art on this painting as well.
The portraits of the woman here are all in fractured blocks of colour, as was the style used with Cubist art. Picasso was the driving force behind this new art movement which crept in around the start of the 20th century.
This colourful painting is one of the most popular reproductions from the whole career of artist Picasso, and you can buy it from the links supplied here - simply click on the photograph to find art prints ready to buy.
This artwork is a great example of the Cubist approach from Picasso, who was the leader in this newly formed art movement from the early 20th century.
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