Cubism and Pablo Picasso

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Cubism was an art movement that was pioneered by Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque in the twentieth century, which revolutionized the European art. Cubism influenced a change from the classical artwork. It was important to changing art in the twentieth century because it changed the way people looked and created art away from the classical portraits and landscapes. It was conceived as a “New way of representing the world.” (No Author, Artist Portfolio. Net [ONLINE]

Cubist’s worked differently in their approach to the appearance of the painting, the objects are broken up, analyzed, and re-assembled in an abstracted form. Instead of showing objects from one viewpoint, the artist depicts the subject from a multitude of viewpoints to represent the subject in a greater context. One popular technique of this was to combine the past, present and future perspective of the object together which creates a slightly disfigured object, yet a magnificent piece of art that intrigues the viewer and gives an mysterious meaning or look to the artwork.

Pablo Picasso is one of the most influential cubist’s in history not to mention the most famous. He has produced many significant artworks, one being called Friendship. This piece features two persons standing one in front of the other in an analytical form. It demonstrates areas of cool and warm colours to show depth and define areas.

Another one of his artworks Les Demoiselles d'Avignon (The Young Ladies of Avignon) features ladies with African mask-like faces, giving them a savage and mysterious look. This idea would have come from the original influence of cubism the African tribal art. This work is one of Picasso's most famous, and is widely considered to be a decisive work in the early development of both Cubism and modern art.

Georges Braque the other founder of cubism, although his painters may not be as famous as his fellow founder Pablo Picasso, his analytical...
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