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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 1881-1955

Robert 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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