The world never looked the same again …. Fact File. When and what?. Why Cubism ?. Which artists?. Analysis of form . Click on the buttons to find out more. Web search. 3D Relief work. When and what?. 1906 - 1914 Three stages: Early Cubism 1906 – 1909 Analytical Cubism 1909 – 1912
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When and what?
Analysis of form
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3D Relief work
The Weeping Woman, Picasso 1937
Early Cubism: depiction of the whole structure of the object and its position in space, combining different viewpoints.
The Vase, Bowl, Lemon, Picasso 1907
Analytical Cubism:breaking down of the subject and the space around it into angular planes or facets that record different viewpoints and information; no interest in colour or texture
Clarinet and Bottle of Rum on a mantelpiece, Braque 1911
Synthetic Cubism:collages of interlocked fragments of newspaper, wallpaper, and labels with fragments of painting, drawing and writing; colour reintroduced & texture & pattern
Bottle, Glass, Guitar and newspaper, Picasso 1913
Back to questions
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“We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realise the truth ..”
Bowl of Fruit, Violin and Bottle,
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“When we created Cubism, we had no intention of creating Cubism, but of expressing what was inside us.”
Clarinet and Bottle of Rum on a mantelpiece, 1911
Back to 3 CubistsJuan Gris 1887 - 1927
Still Life (The Violin), 1913
“Braque scorns form, reduces everything – figures and objects – to geometric diagrams, to cubes!”Louis Vauxcelles,
art critic, 1908
Violin and Pitcher, Braque, 1910
How did Cubism change the way we see the world?
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Still Life, Picasso 1914
Violin, Picasso 1915
Pupil work in cardboard