Why did Picasso paint Les Demoiselles?

Les Demoiselles d’Avignon was inspired by Picasso’s intense desire to take Henri Matisse’s place as the painter at the center of modern art.

What’s the subject matter in Picasso’s famous painting titled Les Demoiselle D Avignon?

five naked women

Les Demoiselles d’Avignon marks a radical break from traditional composition and perspective in painting. It depicts five naked women composed of flat, splintered planes whose faces were inspired by Iberian sculpture and African masks.