Cubism

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Woman with a guitar by Georges Braque, 1913.

Cubism is a type of painting (school of art) in which normal shapes of people or other subjects are painted in geometric forms in an attempt to view multiple vantages within a single image - combining multiple views of one object into a coherent whole, styled in a manner intended to appeal to a certain frame of mind. The movement lasted from 1907 to 1916. Cubism could be called a "Fly's eye view of the world". The two types of Cubism are Analytical Cubism and Synthetic Cubism. Prominent Cubists were Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque (1882 - 1963), Juan Gris (1887 - 1927) and Fernand Leger (1881 - 1955). The French art critic Louis Vauxcelles coined the term Cubism after seeing the landscapes Braque had painted in 1908 at L'Estaque in emulation of Cézanne. Vauxcelles called the geometric forms in the highly abstracted works "cubes". Cubism

Fernand Leger, Still Life with a Beer Mug, 1921.

The famous "Demoiselles d'Avignon" (1907) is often represented as the seminal Cubist work. Pablo Picasso

Fernand Léger emphasis a personal form of "Cubism" called "Tubism" for its cylindrical forms; he did not used the collage technique displayed in Braque and Picasso's works or in Diego Rivera's synthetic cubism.


Diego Rivera, Portrait of Two Women, 1914.

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Maternidad, 1916, by Diego Rivera

Picasso Les Demoiselles de Avignon, 1907.jpg

Les Demoiselles de Avignon, 1907, by Picasso.

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