Matisse, Le Bonheur de Vivre
Kirchner, Self-Portrait of Soldier
Kandinsky, COmposition VII
Picasso, Les Demoiselles d'Avignon
Dali, The Persistence of Memory
Pollock, Autumn Rhythm
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First of all, as you briefly select one artist from the list and consider the social messages embedded within this art, you might choose Matisse's "Le Bohneur de Vivre" as your focal piece. Since its radical formal experiments of Modernism boldly make a statement within this art, you might also look at its English title for additional implied meanings with "The Joy of Life" translation. For your reference, its image ...
Matisse's "Le Bohneur de Vivre" is highlgihted as a focal piece.