Discussion Questions: Pablo Picasso’s Les Femmes d’Alger (Women of Algiers)

Pablo Picasso, Les femmes d'Alger (Women of Algiers), 1955; collection SFMOMA, gift of Wilbur D. May; © Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

  1. Describe the lines, shapes and colors that you see in this work of art.
  2. Describe the space that you see created by this work of art.
  3. How does the artist’s choice of colors, lines, and shapes help to express the idea, story, or mood that the artist has presented in this work?
  4. Does this work seem rebellious to you? If so, how? If not, why not?

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