Picasso and the Painting That Shocked the World

Picasso and the Painting That Shocked the World


In Picasso and the Painting That Shocked the World, Miles J. Unger expertly charts the early period of the pioneering Spaniard against the glamorous backdrop of early 20th-century Paris. With an close eye for detail, Unger tells the story of the impoverished years that the artist spent working in a Montmartre studio, which would eventually culminate in the production of his controversial and disturbing work, Les Demoiselles d’Avignon.

Exploring the social factors that would influence Picasso during this period, this absorbing study traces the artist encountering the interwoven community of companions, collectors, painters, and poets that would inspire the creation of Les Demoiselles d’Avignon. Rejected by Picasso's peers in 1907, this vivid piece would come to be recognised as a key precursor to Picasso's signature Cubist style, and the story of its creation is masterfully told in this insightful book.

Product Code 1047381
Author Miles J Unger
Dimensions 15.2 x 22.9 cm
Format Paperback
ISBN 9781501191732
Pages 480
Published March 2018
Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
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