Les Demoiselles d'Avignon by Pablo Picasso
I'm sick to death of Picasso and his Demoiselles. We've now analyzed the painting for a number of perspectives: psychological, feminism, historical, colonialism, aesthetically, and even from the view of an anthropologist. None of it has made me like the image any more than I did in April. I can now appreciate, however, the role that the painting has had in modern art, and just why it was such a revolutionary image when the world first saw it. (Thanks for nothing, Picasso.)
My mind was in such a blur as I wrote that I can't even remember how I structured my essay. I think I tried to structure it around the early 20th century's fascination with the 'other' as a means of coping with their own insecurities, and how this played out. But I could have written about something completely different. I just can't remember for the life of me. Whatever I wrote, I hope it's enough to pass the class. That's all that matters to me now.