Les Demoiselles d’Avignon is a large oil painting created by Pablo Picasso in 1907. The work, which uses a radical juxtaposition of close-up and far-away views, as well as wide swaths of color in a single composition, was revolutionary for its time. It is considered one of the most important paintings of the 20th century.
The painting depicts five nude women with disconcertingly large, dark eyes and gaping mouths. They are grouped together in a brothel near Avignon, France. The two women in the center of the painting are standing close to the viewer, while the three women on the sides are turned away from the viewer. All five women have bare breasts.
The painting is currently housed at the Museo Picasso in Barcelona, Spain.