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Pablo Picasso. Les Demoiselles d'Avignon. 1907.

Paint Blistering


Pictured above:
Pablo Picasso. Les Demoiselles d'Avignon. 1907. Oil on canvas, 8' x 7' 8" (243.9 x 233.7 cm). Acquired through the Lillie P. Bliss Bequest. © 2003 Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Fig. 1-Example of Paint Blistering

Fig. 1

This segment was photographed in raking light to accentuate the topography of the paint. The bubbled, but secure, paint is the effect of the 1924 lining. This area of blistering is one to two square inches.

 
Fig. 2-Example of Paint Blistering

Fig. 2

Also photographed in raking light to accentuate the topography of the paint, this area of blistering is one to two square inches.

 
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