"Death of Sardanapalus" and "Les Demoiselles d'Avignon" Compared Comparison Essay by Research Group

"Death of Sardanapalus" and "Les Demoiselles d'Avignon" Compared
This paper uses the work of Delacroix and Picasso to demonstrate both the vast changes that took place in painting over a time span of only 80 years as well as the similarities that remained.
# 28066 | 1,725 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Jun 20, 2003 in Art (Artists) , Art (Painting) , Women Studies (General)


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This paper compares and contrasts Eugene Delacroix's "Death of Sardanapalus" and Pablo Picasso's "Les Demoiselles d'Avignon" to illustrate the great many changes that took place in painting over a period of 80 years. The paper suggests that both of the paintings are representative of something new in artistic terms. It goes on to suggest that, in spite of the many changes that did take place, there remained an important similarity in the approach both artists took too the subject matter of their paintings; in these cases female nudes.

From the Paper:

"Eugene Delacroix's Death of Sardanapalus (1826) and Pablo Picasso's Les Demoiselles d'Avignon (1907) were painted only eighty years apart and demonstrate the immense changes that had taken place in painting in that span of time. Curiously, however, they display a remarkable similarity in their approach to subject matter which may not be immediately apparent. Both of these paintings represented something new in artistic terms."

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