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When comparing the two paintings Guernica and Les Demoiselles by Picasso there are several distinctly noticeable differences Notably the most distinct difference between the two paintings is Picassos use of color in Les Demoiselles as opposed to the predominant use of black and white in the painting Guernica Both paintings are obviously abstract in their style yet Les Demoiselles displays the use of color much more drastically than in Guernica Each piece of the painting seems to be connected to the other by a contrasting line or color of some sort Another difference between the two paintings is the use of nudity In Les Demoiselles Picasso shows a depiction of five women in very distorted forms yet all of them are portrayed in the nude This could be deciphered in many ways but the most common interpretation is that they are prostitutes In Guernica there is very little human depiction at all yet what depiction there is is not so brazenly displayed The human forms seen in Les Demoiselles is either no more than a head or facial view or the body itself is covered or distorted beyond anything recognizable The feelings conveyed by each of the paintings is yet another difference In Les Demoiselles one seems to be overcome with a feeling of serenity and peace at the same time a sense of eroticism emits from within the painting The feeling Picasso is trying to draw from the viewer seems almost blatantly clear When looking into Guernica feelings of death and danger and sheer utter terror seem to seep out of the various lines and scenes of the painting Guernica seems to me to be a very angry painting full of hidden images and themes It is very secretive in nature almost as if Picasso did not want anyone to know the true meaning behind this work of art The specific political statement Picasso is trying to make within Guernica most definitely caused him
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