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Synonyms for demoiselle

a young unmarried woman

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The Demoiselles was a large-scale, horrifically ugly, garishly colored, Expressionistic image of a brothel.
In any case, if Cubism, in name and artistic substance, emerged only in 1908, then the legendary wonderwork Les demoiselles d'Avignon clearly cannot be the "first Cubist work," since it was done early in the summer of 1907.
He is best known for his cubist works such as "Les Demoiselles d'Avignon," and his famous painting about the Spanish Civil War "Guernica.
Some of his most famous works include the early Cubist painting Les Demoiselles d''Avignon, and Guernica, his depiction of the German bombing of the town during the Spanish Civil War.
The most shocking way that he could do this was by introducing the unknown and feared continent of Africa into his work--which he did in the ferocious masks worn by the prostitutes in his 'brothel', the name Picasso gave to his aggressive depiction of five nude women which became known as the Demoiselles d'Avignon.
The wall text, written by the show's curator, Bernice Rose, and accompanied by a small reproduction of Picasso's Demoiselles d'Avignon, 1907, asserted that "a primary challenge to be met by the Demoiselles was the necessity to capture in painting the intoxication of motion that belonged uniquely to the cinema," a task for which Fuller's "art of movement" was a "catalyst.
Peter Reeves will be talking to members about the dragonflies, damselflies and demoiselles living in Warwickshire, supported by photographs taken by his wife, Kay Reeves.
A healthy population of banded demoiselles with their opaque wing panels, can be found as far north as the River Savick at Preston, and it was finally found on the Leeds-Liverpool canal in 1998, having been discovered near Litherland the previous year.
Pablo Picasso's Les Demoiselles d'Avignon, painted in 1907 and regarded as the first great masterpiece of modern art, came second in the survey by Gordon's Gin, sponsors of the Turner Prize.
NEWHALL - Imagine what might have happened if Pablo Picasso had run into Albert Einstein in 1904 in a Paris bar, one year before Einstein published his theory of relativity and three years before Picasso painted one of his most famous works, ``Les Demoiselles d'Avignon.
From the brothel sketches of prostitutes and patrons, to the epochal "Les Demoiselles d'Avignon," to the nudes he produced at the age of 90--Picasso was fascinated with erotic imagery throughout his life and created hundreds of works dealing with this theme.
Consider, for example, the Demoiselles de village of 1851 (the word demoiselles in the title contributes to its strangeness), which is one of the treasures of the Metropolitan Museum (and will not be sent on to Minneapolis).
Picasso's cubist experiments themselves have a two-dimensional aspect, but these works convey strong emotions -- from lust and desire (as in "Les Demoiselles d'Avignon") to horror (in his famous Spanish Civil War painting "Guernica").
No doubt, however, the sculptures in the photograph are, like her attire, museum knockoffs; indeed, on the table lies a jigsaw puzzle of Picasso's Demoiselles d'Avignon, 1907.
Two male banded demoiselles, with distinctive blackspots on wings and metallic blue bodies, and a female with green body, turned up at the pond.