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“Innovation Doesn’t Strike, It Grows”

January 1st, 2009

Picasso’s Les Demoiselles d’Avignon, deemed by art historians the most important painting of the twentieth century.


I don’t see it. I mean, it’s great and all that. But the most important of the twentieth century? I would think that even Picasso’s own Guarnica would be more important to a society. But, Les Demoiselles is deemed important in what regard? Important to Picasso’s artistic progress? The Author doesn’t completely explain, other than it was better than what Picasso had previously painted. And that when it was finished, in 1907, it was scandalous.


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