Blog 5: Early Modern

picassoPablo Picasso
Les Demoiselles d’Avignon
1907

Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque both came up with a style known as cubism.  This style of painting has a very interesting connection with science and technology of the day.  Cubism is the reduction of objects to a geometric form or a collection of forms.
The first half of the 20th century was filled with innovation and discovery.  Most of the inventions we take for granted now-a-days, was created during this time.  I believe due to discoveries in science more specifically chemistry and biology, Pablo found his inspiriation.  If you split an object up many many times, eventually you will arrive at the atom, which has a geometric shape.  Pablo used this inspiration when creating cubism.  This painting depicts five women in a brothel.  Originally it was met with outrage and disgust.  It was seen as very ugly.  However, now, Picasso is thought of as one of the greats.  I really like this painting and the cubist style.  I’ve always found it very interesting to look at.

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