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Episode #46: Shock Art: Picasso's Les Demoiselles d'Avignon (Season 4, Episode 7)

Episode #46: Shock Art: Picasso's Les Demoiselles d'Avignon (Season 4, Episode 7)

Works that we take for granted today as masterpieces, or as epitomes of the finest of fine art, could also have been considered ugly, of poor quality, or just bad when they were first made. With the passage of time comes a calm and an acceptance. But that doesn’t change the fact that there are many works peppered throughout art history that were straight-up shocking to the public when they were first presented decades, or even hundreds of years ago.

Today's work of "shock art:" Picasso's Les Demoiselles d'Avignon.

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Episode Credits

Production and Editing by Kaboonki. Theme music by Alex Davis.  Logo by Dave Rainey. Social media assistance by Emily Crockett. Additional writing and research by Kelsey Breen. 

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 "Play the game" by Monplaisir is licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal; "Salagou (Travel Idea)" by Circus Marcus is licensed under BY-NC 3.0; "Wilson's Snipe" by Chad Crouch is licensed under BY-NC 3.0; "El Pastor Cordial" by sawsquarenoise is licensed under BY 4.0; "Male Washrooms" by Yan Terrien is licensed under BY-SA 4.0. Ad Music: "Jingle Jazz" by Quantum Jazz is licensed under BY-SA 3.0 


Links and further resources

Feminism and Art History: Questioning the Litany, Norma Broude and Mary D. Garrard

October Magazine: The Philosophical Brothel

 

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