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CLIP 9985

Pablo Picasso - Jeff Koons and 'The Kiss'

Pablo Picasso - Jeff Koons and 'The Kiss'

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Key Info
  • Pablo Picasso - Jeff Koons and 'The Kiss'
  • Duration: 01:57
  • In 1969, Picasso painted a series of three pictures on the theme of 'The Kiss'. This particular work, which the American artist Jeff Koons has in his bedroom, looks back on the 62 years since Picasso painted 'Les Demoiselles d'Avignon'. In 'The Kiss' the artist as an old man seems to embrace one of the women from his famous 1907 painting. Jeff Koons reflects on the importance this painting has had on his own work. Published as part of the Modern Masters website: Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
  • Subject:

    Art and Design



  • Keywords: Jeff Koons, The Kiss, Les Demoiselles d'Avignon, Picasso, Cubism
Ideas for use in class
  • To make a link between Picasso's groundbreaking work of 1907. It emphasises the importance of looking at the work of great artists when planning contemporary artwork and how artists work changes and matures with age. From an art history perspective this short film examines the development of Picasso from the important 1907 painting 'Les Demoiselles d'Avignon' to the 1967 'The Kiss'.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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