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Art and Images in Psychiatry
June 2, 2008

Picasso's Les Demoiselles d’Avignon

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Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2008;65(6):620-621. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.65.6.620

We may rest assured that [an artist] . . . endowed with active imagination . . . is looking for that indefinable something we may be allowed to call “modernity,” . . . The aim for him is . . . to distill the eternal from the transitory. —Charles Baudelaire, “The Painter of Modern Life,” 18631(p402)

I believe that the [preparatory] drawings have much to tell . . . whatever Picasso's initial idea had been, he did not abandon it, but discovered more potent means for its realization.—Leo Steinberg, “The Philosophical Brothel”2(p12)

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