- a style of painting and sculpture developed in the early 20th century, characterized chiefly by an emphasis on formal structure, the reduction of natural forms to their geometrical equivalents, and the organization of the planes of a represented object independently of representational requirements.
Origin of cubism
Examples from the Web for cubistic
Those whose criterion is prettiness are naturally attracted to Whistlerian and Cubistic modes.Modern Painting, Its Tendency and Meaning
Willard Huntington Wright
The Eskimo are clearly not successes in a cubistic or saltatorial line, as I have had ample opportunities to observe.The First Landing on Wrangel Island
Irving C. Rosse
- (often capital) a French school of painting, collage, relief, and sculpture initiated in 1907 by Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque, which amalgamated viewpoints of natural forms into a multifaceted surface of geometrical planes
Word Origin and History for cubistic
1911, from French cubisme, from cube (see cube (n.)), said to have been coined by French art critic Louis Vauxcelles at the 1908 Salon des Indépendants in reference to a work by Georges Braque. Related: Cubist.