The History of Art And The Curious Lives of Famous Painters
Famous Cubist Artists
Famous Cubist Artists List of famous painters associated with Cubism. Cubism images and biography information.
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
Fernand Leger French 1881-1955Robert Delaunay French 1885-1941
Marcel Duchamp French, 1887- 1968
I have forced myself to contradict myself in order to avoid conforming to my own taste. -- Marcel Duchamp
Nude Descending a Staircase, No. 2 c. 1920 by Marcel Duchamp
Description and Origins of Cubism
According to artist Marcel Duchamp, "The spectator brings the work in contact with the external world by deciphering and interpreting its inner qualifications and thus adds his contribution to the creative act." Cubism has its roots in African art. It was an avant-garde modern 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.
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