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The Young Ladies of Avignon

Movie: Titanic
Painting: The Young Ladies of Avignon
Author: Pablo Picasso
About the film
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane, Kathy Bates, Frances Fisher, Bill Paxton
Actors in scene: Kate Winslet, Leonardo DiCaprio
Country (movie): USA
Genres: drama, melodrama
Director: James Cameron
Writers: James Cameron
Time of scene: 00:28:41
Release year: 1997
About the painting
Title: The Young Ladies of Avignon
Author: Pablo Picasso
Date of creation: 1907
Size: medium
Artist's country: Spain
Room: salon
Room colors: brown, yellow
Theme: portrait
Color: yellow, brown, blue
Additional information:

After Rose (Kate Winslet) boards the ship in the movie, we see her displaying authentic paintings by the then barely-known painter, Pablo Picasso. Cal (Billy Zane) comments that the artist will never amount to anything. This is an obvious point of humor in the movie, but it also raises the question as to whether or not these paintings were in fact part of Titanic history. The answer is no.One of the paintings shown in the movie is Picasso’s “Les Demoiselles d’Avignon” , which depicts five prostitutes in a brothel. It is currently on display at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City [N.B. and has been since 1939]. (00:28:34, 01:30:56)