6 x 8"
oil on panel
Pardon my absence - I've been working on several paintings for a Small Works Auction taking place in July. I've got one more to go and I'll post all of them.
This new painting is of a woman viewing Pablo Picasso's Les Demoiselles d'Avignon which hangs in the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. It's HUGE - 96" x 92", which effectively feels like the women in the painting are life-size and on display for all eyes to see.
The painting portrays five prostitutes from a brother in Barcelona - it has a distinctive primitive style and is really the beginning of cubism and Modern Art. First exhibited in 1916, it was quickly deemed as immoral. Years later, exhibited in a gallery in New York City, MOMA bought the painting for a mere $24,000.