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Pablo Picasso. Les Demoiselles d'Avignon. Paris, June-July 1907

Pablo Picasso. Les Demoiselles d'Avignon. Paris, June-July 1907
Publication Excerpt: The Museum of Modern Art, MoMA Highlights, New York: The Museum of Modern Art, revised 2004, originally published 1999, p. 64 Les Demoiselles d'Avignon is one of the most important works in the genesis of modern art. The faces of the figures at the right are influenced by African masks, which Picasso assumed had functioned as magical protectors against dangerous spirits: this work, he said later, was his "first exorcism painting." <h3>Gallery Text:</h3> Les Demoiselles d’Avignon marks a radical break from traditional composition and perspective in painting. Picasso unveiled the monumental painting in his Paris studio after months of revision. Audio Program excerpt MoMA Audio: Collection Curator, Ann Temkin: This painting is titled, Les Demoiselles d'Avignon, "The women of Avignon," and it's Avignon Street in the city of Barcelona where Picasso was a young artist. Director, Glenn Lowry: This painting was restored in 2003 and 2004. Related:  Generating Ideas

Task Renzo Piano et Richard Rogers - Centre Pompidou Paris Mardi 23 octobre 2012 2 23 /10 /Oct /2012 20:20 - Publié dans : ART CONTEMPORAIN Le centre est né de la volonté de Georges Pompidou, alors Président de la République française, de créer au cœur de Paris une institution culturelle originale entièrement vouée à la création moderne et contemporaine où les arts plastiques voisineraient avec les livres, le design, la musique et le cinéma. Le 15 juillet 1971, le jury du concours international d'architecture, présidé par Jean Prouvé, décida de retenir, parmi les 681 projets présentés, celui des architectes Renzo Piano et Richard Rogers. Inauguré en 1977, le centre Pompidou accueillait en 2006 6,6 millions de visiteurs par an. "Je crois qu'il n'y avait pas de choix et les bâtiments institutionnels pour la culture provoquent une sorte d'intimidation pour les gens, je veux dire pour les gens qui ne sont pas cultivés. Justement, on nous a accusé que le bâtiment ne s'intègre pas dans un site historique parisien. Photos: lankaart (c) Sur Amerzon:

Street art: 25 incredible examples | Street art Across the globe, street art has never been more popular or more relevant. Although the term is often associated with graffiti, it comes in all shapes and forms: from sculptures to 'yarn bombing'. In this article, we've gathered together the work of our favourite inspirational street artists, featuring some well-known faces, as well as some you may not have heard of - but will want to hear more about. Some just want to brighten up their neighbourhoods, while others have political points to make. 01. Boston based artist Matt W Moore has been painting on walls for over half his life and this is just some of his incredible work. 02. As part of the 2013 ARTAQ Festival in Angers, France, French artist Mademoiselle Maurice, with the help of hundreds of volunteers, folded 30,000 pieces of origami to create these two awe-inspiring street art installations. Mademoiselle Maurice's work is renowned for its creative, colourful approach and that's certainly the case with this installation. 03. 04.

Shock of the new video Instruction 10 choses à savoir sur la pyramide du Louvre 1. Le projet du « Grand Louvre », dont la pyramide fut le volet le plus controversé, a été lancé en 1981, par François Mitterand, tout juste élu. Il s'agissait principalement de moderniser le palais et de l'agrandir le musée à l'aile Richelieu, qui abritait alors le Ministere des Finances. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Art Deco: Global Inspiration Hand-beaded lurex jacket with Egyptian motifs, Paris, France, 1922-25. Museum no. T.91-1999 'Europa and the Bull', lino printed linen furnishing fabric, by Frank & Mary Dobson, London, UK, 1938. Block printed cotton by Ruth Reeves for WJ Sloane Ltd, New York, USA, about 1930. Silk fukusa (gift cover) embroidered with a flight of cranes, Japan, 1800-50, Edo period. Sand-blasted glass panel by Sigmund Pollitzer for Pilkington Ltd, St Helens, Merseyside, UK, 1933-38. Art Deco was an eclectic style and drew on many sources. Egypt Egypt held a particular fascination for artists and designers. Generic Egyptian images and motifs, such as lotus flowers, scarabs, hieroglyphics, pylons and pyramids, rapidly became popular. In fashion design 'Egyptomania' was ubiquitous and sometimes bizarre. The classical world After the horrors of World War I (1914–18) many designers sought out the themes and lyrical imagery of the classical worlds of ancient Greece and Rome. Mesoamerica East Asia Africa

David Hockney, interview “If he did three things on one day,” he tells me, “they’re number one, two, three, so you know what he did in the morning and in the afternoon. It’s fantastic. I’ve sat down and looked through the whole thing from beginning to end three times. This is one way in which Hockney has maintained a close, posthumous relationship with Picasso. “When you stop doing something it doesn’t mean you are rejecting the previous work,” says Hockney. “Picasso is still influencing me. “When Picasso was 70 he had another 23 years of painting and smoking ahead of him,” he says. “A lot of his late pictures are about being an old man. Four decades ago in the early Seventies, Picasso was already on Hockney’s mind. In 1973, shortly after Picasso’s death, Hockney went to the South of France to see an exhibition of the artist’s late work at the Palais des Papes in Avignon. Hockney was staying with Douglas Cooper, an erstwhile friend of Picasso’s and owner of a magnificent collection of his earlier work.

Francis Poulenc - Le site officiel – Biographie 1899 Naissance de Francis Poulenc, le 7 janvier. Son père Emile Poulenc, né en 1855, est un industriel d'origine aveyronnaise qui avec ses deux frères dirige une usine de produits chimiques. Sa mère Jenny Royer, est parisienne depuis plusieurs générations et est descendante d'une famille d'artisans. 1904 Jenny assoit le jeune Francis au piano et le fait travailler Mozart, Schubert et Chopin mais également l'« adorable mauvaise musique » que sont les romances à la mode. 1911-13 L'oncle Papoum, (Marcel Royer, frère de Jenny) qui fréquente l'Opéra Comique, le boulevard et les concerts d'avant-garde, fait découvrir au jeune Francis Petrouchka et Le Sacre du Printemps de Stravinsky. 1914 Son père exigeant qu'il fasse des études générales et ne se consacre pas exclusivement à la musique, Francis Poulenc ne fréquente pas le conservatoire; rencontre avec Ricardo Viñes, professeur catalan introduit par Geneviève Sienkiewicz. 1915 Disparition de sa mère Jenny 1917 Disparition de son père.

Art Project Ideas | Student Art Guide Should you look for easy art project ideas? Simple art project ideas? How do you find an original and innovative approach? Have you been given an exam topic or a class-wide starting point? The Student Art Guide provides advice from experienced art teachers and step-by-step guidelines for selecting an excellent subject, topic or theme. This article features 23 creative mind map examples and other visual brainstorming illustrations to inspire high school Art students. A collection of GCSE, IGCSE and A Level Art exam topic interpretations and ideas to help students prepare for their 2013 Art exams. Looking for ideas? This is a concise article, aimed at helping students generate fun, original and ‘cool’ art project ideas. A level art students must present a Coursework portfolio that shows development. How to come up with an inspiring, original topic for your high school Art project (GCSE, IGCSE and A Level Art ideas from an experienced teacher and coursework assessor).

Cubism Following their 1907 meeting in Paris, artists Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque pioneered the Cubist , a new vision for a new century that inspired that were initially ridiculed by critics for consisting of “little cubes.” Often painting side-by-side in their Montmartre, Paris, studios, the artists developed a visual language of geometric planes and compressed space that rejected the conventions of and . Cubist works challenged viewers to understand a subject broken down into its geometrical components and often represented from several angles at once. Pablo Picasso. Georges Braque. Pablo Picasso. Cubists from real life to make their work, but most often maintained small identifiable clues to a realistic figure, whether a woman or a violin. A war fought from 1914 to 1918, in which Great Britain, France, Russia, Belgium, Italy, Japan, the United States, and other allies defeated Germany, Austria-Hungary, Turkey, and Bulgaria. 1. The visual or narrative focus of a work of art.

Art Project Ideas: A Guide to Subject Matter Selection Looking for art project ideas? A theme for high school art boards? Whether specialising in Painting, Graphic Design, Photography, textiles or Sculpture, most senior high school Art students begin by selecting a topic for their portfolio, coursework or examination project. It is a decision that many find difficult, whether due to a lack of inspiration, an inability to discern between two or more possible ideas or a general misunderstanding about the type of topic that is appropriate. Step 1: Brainstorm Ideas Write down all subjects, themes, places, things, activities or issues that are personally relevant and that matter to you (even random, unexpected things, such as a the art room sink, or heirloom knives and forks in your kitchen drawer). Painting Coursework folio boards by Lauren Day from Green Bay High School: Painting Coursework final piece by Hera Lorandos from St. Painting Coursework folio boards by Michaela Coney of Waiuku College: Step 2: Evaluate your ideas Summary Comments Help!

Top artists reveal how to find creative inspiration Guy Garvey, musician • For fear of making us sound like the Waltons, my band [Elbow] are a huge source of inspiration for me. They're my peers, my family; when they come up with something impressive, it inspires me to come up with something equally impressive. • Spending time in your own head is important. • A blank canvas can be very intimidating, so set yourself limitations. • Just start scribbling. • The best songs often take two disparate ideas and make them fit together. • Don't be scared of failure. • If it's all getting too intense, remember it's only a song. • The best advice I've ever had came about 20 years ago from Mano McLaughlin, one of Britain's best songwriters. Polly Stenham, playwright • Listen to music I always have music on while I'm writing. • Doodle I'm very fidgety, and I seem to work best when my hands are occupied with something other than what I'm thinking about. Tamara Rojo, ballet dancer Mark-Anthony Turnage, composer • Find a quiet studio to work in. • Ugliness.

What Is Modern Art? The birth of modernism and art can be traced to the Industrial Revolution, which began around the mid-18th century and lasted through the 19th century. Rapid changes in manufacturing, transportation, and technology profoundly affected the social, economic, and conditions of life in Western Europe, North America, and eventually the world. New forms of transportation, including the railroad, the steam engine, and the subway, changed the way people lived, worked, and traveled, expanding their worldview and access to new ideas. As urban centers prospered, workers flocked to cities for industrial jobs and urban populations boomed. A Modern Art Before the 19th century, artists were most often to make artwork by wealthy patrons or institutions like the church. MoMA collects work made after 1880, when the atmosphere was ripe for artists to take their work in new, surprising, and modern directions. A setting for or a part of a story or narrative.