Brothel Archive

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Painters often times try to capture the everyday event or a particular custom of the society. Here is one of such painting in which the Dutch painter has captured a moment in which a woman, a matchmaker, is approached by a man with money to get what he desires. The old man on the left seems to be the person who has bought the rich man to the lady matchmaker. There are two ways to interpret this painting. But first, lets understand the symbolism. Symbolism The painting has only one element of symbolism, the lute. The lute in matchmaker’s hands indicates love, sex or woman genitals based on the context, theme or subject. Use of Lute in paintings during the Dutch Golden Age was prominent. And it […]

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Popular painters don’t always make paintings which are admired by everyone. The current piece is by Pablo Picasso and it wasn’t enthusiastically admired by critics or general people. Or even Picasso’s closest friends. It was considered to very raw and premature. The depicted essence of the picture was too real and the subject was also somewhat shunned in the real life. Title’s literal meaning is The Young Ladies of Avignon. Though, the name given by Picasso was The Brothel of Avignon. He portrayed five prostitutes from a brothel. Due to the ill reception Picasso got, the painting rested in his possession for years. It was too radical for the time. Though, after some time it was sold. Les Demoiselles d’Avignon Analysis As mentioned above, the […]

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