Name: Les Demoiselles D'avignon.
Artist: Pablo Picasso
Location: The Museum of Modern Arts, New York, NY, USA
In 1907, Picasso in a fury of creativity produced a nerve-shattering, grim, thoroughly unpleasant-yet spectacularly beautiful-image of humanity that would change art forever. This world-shaking image was of cousre, his ragged, chaotic, inchoate, and possibly evil study of women that surrealist Max Jacob dubbed Les Demoiselles d'Avignon. The large painting is disturbing, abhorrent, repellent, and at the same time magnetic, unforgettable, and lyrical.