- 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 cubism
Weirdly, he mostly avoided Cubism, even though he got wild Cezannes that foreshadow that movement.Philadelphia’s Reopened Barnes Foundation Puts Its Masterpieces in a Better Light
May 18, 2012
Instead, we get predictable gallery delineations (Blue Period, Rose Period, Cubism) and surface-skimming biographical details.The Power of Picasso
April 26, 2010
In art history, their achievement rivaled the invention of Cubism.The Art of Gay Cool
February 7, 2009
Lately he has moved away from Cubism, but has not become less doctrinaire for that.
For the French have never loved Cubism, though Braque uses it beautifully.
That is one reason why I cannot think that there is any great future for Cubism.
Whatever its extravagance, Cubism remains a form of graphic art.Artist and Public
Then the writer reverted to art again and published a book on Cubism and one on Cubism and Futurism.Idling in Italy
- (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 cubism
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.