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The anatomical dis- 23 tortions were contained in a simple schematic structure painting, the sculptural reminiscent of Catalan manuscripts. This linear styli- Compared with the with which Matisse drew sation 'defeminises' the figures. wavering, intimate lines breasts and hips, Picasso's Demoiselles are fixed by impersonal straight lines and regular curves. unaltered parts of the painting like the two In the central in which The dynanot created by the nudes, the sophisticated and complete style Picasso began the painting is clearly visible.
New chord had struck not possible in 129). This possibility struck the medium into the Cubists' in conventional media. same as typography imagery. The invention of collage in their struck both chords simultaneously. It was probably Braque who had introduced letters and words into the Cubist repertoire and it was Braque again-drawing this time on his early training as a craftsman-who first used the wood-graining and marbling techniques of commercial house-decorators. Like typography, faux-bois was a device drawn from outside painting to be used as a ready-made reference to external reality.
They also begin to show a new interlocking 30 of the total structure. In the Self -Portrait the emphatic contour curves of the head and features are picked up by the neck of the vest, the sleeve and the forearm. The drawing of the hand and fingers, so refined and eloquent a part of many early portraits and figure studies, all is are massively, grotesquely realised as sculptural solids. cancelling out the absolute distinction that traditional painting had maintained between objects and the space around them, was to be a central concern of Cubism.