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Author: Erin Aldana

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Terms to Know
Analytic cubism

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


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


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.

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.