typically pulled over the edge of
a stretcher and tacked in place. The
tack holes on the Les Demoiselles
d'Avignion indicate that it was
tacked on the front of the canvas
to the stretcher so that Picasso could
use the full width of the canvas.
The original tacks were removed during
lining of the painting. The
lining canvas is larger than the original,
so the lining canvas is now pulled
around the stretcher and tacked in
place on the edge of the stretcher.
The full width of the original canvas
is still seen, as it was in Picasso's
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