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Cubism

Cubism

Author: Aleisha Olson
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This lesson will discuss Cubism.

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Tutorial

This lesson discusses the development of cubism, including the phases of analytic cubism and synthetic cubism, in the works of Picasso and Braque.

Citations

Image of Picasso, Les Demoiselles d’Avignon, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Les_Demoiselles_d%27Avignon.jpg; Image of Braque, Violin and Candlestick, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Violin_and_Candlestick.jpg; Image of Picasso, Still Life with Chair-Caning, Photo by jmussuto, Creative Commons, http://www.flickr.com/photos/jam2005/4679500680/

TERMS TO KNOW
  • Cubism

    A 20th century art movement characterized by qualities of abstracted figures and forms, overlapping planes and facets, and colors that are often muted browns or monochromatic tones.

  • Analytic cubism

    A technique of inventing shapes and characteristics that would symbolize an object or person.

  • Synthetic cubism

    A technique that incorporates the methods of ‘analytic cubism’ but uses collage and actual overlapped materials to represent a metaphor for life and art.

  • Collage

    A French word meaning “a pasting,” it is artwork created by using the technique of layering unrelated scraps or fragments into a composition.