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Cubism

One of the brightest and most popular directions of modernism

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Cubism
Cubism (fr. cubisme) is a recognizable art movement that originated at the beginning of the 20th century, and many of its techniques are still in demand. Its distinctive features are the direct use of geometric shapes, a narrow circle of subjects (portraits, still lifes or buildings), deformation, angularity, complete lack of realism. In Cubism, shape is more important than colour. Read more
(fr. cubisme) is a recognizable art movement that originated at the beginning of the 20th century, and many of its techniques are still in demand. Its distinctive features are the direct use of geometric shapes, a narrow circle of subjects (portraits, still lifes or buildings), deformation, angularity, complete lack of realism. In Cubism, shape is more important than colour.
Pablo Picasso. Harlequin

Faces, figures and objects are often depicted as flat rectangles or triangles, there is an asymmetry, implausibility. The palette is subdued, brown and dark blue tones prevail, the rules of perspective and chiaroscuro are not taken into account. All objects on the canvas seem to be composed of geometric shapes. In portraits, face images are often shown in profile and face at the same time. Sometimes, in search of new means of expression, the artists addressed to collage: they glued pieces of newspapers, fabrics and other bright textured materials onto their canvases. Later, this technique was picked up by the Dadaists and the representatives of Pop Art.

In painting, three phases of cubism can be distinguished: Cézannesque, analytical and synthetic. Each subsequent phase had less realism and more geometry.

Futurists adopted some cubist tricks. They both are easy to distinguish by their subject: the futurists proclaimed technical progress while the cubists did not do that.
Pablo Picasso. Cubist person

Picasso became the most expensive, demanded and efficient cubist artist. His painting "Nude, Green Leaves and Bust" is estimated at 155 million US dollars. Cubist paintings are the number one among the art thieves. The volume of the official sales of cubist works exceeds 270 million.

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Konstantin Ilushenko
, January 8, 2018 06:35 AM 1
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I bring photographs of African masks and figurines, analogues of which I saw and used by Picasso.
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Konstantin Ilushenko
, January 8, 2018 06:35 AM 0
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Look
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Konstantin Ilushenko
, January 8, 2018 06:36 AM 0
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You can see and buy this kind of African mask here http://afroart.ru/africa_mask/
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Oleg
Oleg
, August 30, 2018 02:27 PM 0
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The first and third picture is not suitable for illustrating the concept of Cubism
Cubism (fr. cubisme) is a recognizable art movement that originated at the beginning of the 20th century, and many of its techniques are still in demand. Its distinctive features are the direct use of geometric shapes, a narrow circle of subjects (portraits, still lifes or buildings), deformation, angularity, complete lack of realism. In Cubism, shape is more important than colour. Read more
, since these are rather late works by Picasso, which can no longer be attributed to any of the currents. Pictures from Wiki on a similar article fit much better
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