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Survey Says: No, Thanks! to Picasso's Les_Demoiselles_d'Avignon

As some of you regular customers know, a survey often pops up after you buy a puzzle on this site, and let's you vote for images we're considering making into puzzles.  

We've been surprised at how little "brand names" like "Mondrian" matter on these surveys (one of his images got a paltry 21% yes vote).

And you definitely don't always agree with the images the art historians want you to embrace.  For example, we recently surveyed Picasso's 1907 painting Les Demoiselles d'Avignon (pictured below), considered seminal to cubism and modern art.  BBC Arts Editor Will Gompertz wrote:

"avant-garde artists working in the 21st century would be citing Picasso's 1907 painting as one of the most important works ever produced."  

(Why? It's complicated. Short answer: it's one of the first paintings to embrace the 2D nature of the canvas rather than focus on creating a 3D illusion).

Your vote? A mere 12% of y'all wanted us to make this one into a puzzle. 

But you guys aren't the only ones who don't want to spend 3 hours upclose with this painting - Picasso's friends thought it was pretty ugly too. It did inspire Georges Braque and Picasso onto cubism, but the reception was so bad just from his friends that this painting stayed in Picasso's back closet til being sold to a collector in 1924.


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