Cubism

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Cubism



Ross Murray Art Essay CUBISM


In the world of art, Cubism is probably the most important art movement in the history of
20th Century Art. Cubism brought in new ways of composing pictures and also showed new
ways of representing nature. New movement also brought in new attitudes towards the
picture surface and the application of paint. The ideas of colour theory were all changed.
This caused a liberation of these elements from a merely descriptive function have all
featured in the development of Cubism.

At the beginning of the first decade of this ending century two young artists emerged
trying to make a name for themselves in the highly competitive Avant-Garde of Paris. One
of them, Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), a young Spaniard who had moved to France had been a
deliberate act of encouraging the latest developments of French paintings. The other
artist was Georges Braque (1881-1963) already a vanguard of modern painting as a
practising Fauve. He was experimenting with liberating colour in an attempt to be the
forefront of a small Avant-Garde community. Both artists met and they developed a solution
between them. Between 1909 and the outbreak of the First World War Cubism was introduced.

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