Cubism Movement

Cubism Movement

Author: Michael Kwa

Cubism is an early-20th-century avant-grade art movement that revolutionized European painting, sculpture and inspired related movements in music, literature and architecture.

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Analytic Cubism using SHAPES

Thanks to the student. Above, sample of their work. Remember the basic analytic Cubism involve 3D object/shape fracture into more shapes. After that, value technique will be apply to create the cubism characteristic.

How to create simple Synthetic Cubism - sculpture

Step 1: Understand the subject matter (Guitar). Find photo about it.

Step 2: Identify & separate the structure / texture /shape of the original form.

Step 3: Used simple shape to replace the detail of the subject. Ask yourself "How detail can I create?"

Step 4:Construct the subject using new material such as cardboard, newspaper, magazine & etc. Remember to adopt the fragmented criteria on you subject.


Students' work:

Analytic Cubism and Synthetic Cubism

Compare the different method to produce work of Art (CUBISM)
The Analytic Cubism- 3D object fracture into shapes.
Example: Les Demoiselles d'Avignon, 1907
The Synthetic Cubsim - Mixing collage into the work of Art (mix media).
Example: Bottle and Wine Glass on a Table, 1912

Analytic Cubism

To understand Cubism it helps to go back to Cézanne's still life paintings or even further, to the Renaissance.


Experimental Drawing (Continual Line Drawing)

Continual line.

Simple Cubist Lesson

1. Apply simple geometric or organic shape.
2. Apply diagonal,horizontal or vertical lines.
3. Identify + / - shape and apply proper value/tone.