The Cubist Art Movement
"Cubism is not a style, but an aesthetic, even a mental state." - Juan Gris
"Everything in nature takes its form from the sphere, the cone, and the cylinder." -- Paul Cezanne
Description and Origins of Cubism
Cubism is an avant-garde art movement headed by Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque. The term "cubism" was coined by Henri Matisse in 1908. The movement was something of a backlash to the impressionist period. Cubist painting caused a scandal in the art world and was considered revolutionary at the time. Picasso and Braque catalyzed a transformation in innovative techniques and mediums. Artists, inspired by their style, started breaking away from the dogma of impressionism and post impressionism which had maintained a strangle-hold over the modern art world.
Principle Cubist Painters
Juan Gris Spanish,1887-1927
Fernand Léger French, 1881-1955
Pablo Picasso Spanish, 1881-1973
Paul Cezanne French, 1839-1906
Georges Braque French 1882-1963
Crave more information about cubism? Key Descriptive Words and Phrases associated with this period- geometrical forms, sum of destructions, simplified forms, subdued colors, non-objective, pictorial rhythm, Analytical Cubism, Synthetic Cubism and collages.
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