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Picasso’s Les Demoiselles d'Avignon was a shocking piece for a number of reasons. While nude subjects were not unusual for the time, Picasso’s depiction of sex workers in sexual postures was novel.
The painting was considered immoral when exhibited in public in 1916 and Braque was one of a handful of artists who studied it intently in 1907. This led to the two artists later collaboration.
As a pre-Cubist piece, Picasso chose to abandon the Renaissance illusion of three-dimensionality and instead flattened the picture plane. He also incorporated the geometric shards that would soon come to be a staple in cubist paintings.
This printed canvas is sure to make a statement in any space. It's hand-stretched on a poly-cotton blend canvas with a matte finish coating.