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Les Demoiselles D Avignon & Matisse's Joy Of Life

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Inspiration can be looked at in many different ways, some take pride in being the original developer of a certain thing, whether it be art or a mechanical invention but is anything ever purely original? One way or another we are inspired by others and the things around us. Creating their own masterpieces, both Picasso’s Les Demoiselles d’Avignon & Matisse’s Bonheur de Vivre (Joy of Life) were inspired by Paul Cézanne’s, The Large Bathers but made their own paintings great by not binding their self to it but expressing their art differently.

The Large Bathers

This painting was not only Paul Cezanne’s last, but is also considered to be his best work. One of the most intriguing things about this painting was that it did not seem to be completed when you take a close look. The unfinished nature of this painting lives your imagination to be activated, allowing every single viewer to make the painting more personal, to every individual or viewer of the painting.

Bonheur de Vivre

The “Joy of Life” like was mentioned above was
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Les Demoiselles d’Avignon

Picasso was a very competitive individual, he devised his painting to remove attention away from Cezanne’s and Matisse’s as well. Picasso’s canvass seeked a more compressed style, some compared it to a sort of crude level of pornography. While keeping the nudes of his predecessors he goes for a more futuristic level of painitng, becoming even more radical than his predecessors and rivals.

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Conclusion

Although the inspiration from the original painting can be seen in both the Les Demoiselles d’Avignon and the “Joy of Life”, both artists broke free of the confines of the original masterpiece and broke boundaries creating their own masterpieces in the
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