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memory or from simultaneous multiple
views which a camera could not do he
had invented coined the term
Abstractionism. When confronted with
a newly wed couple he professed he
could paint their portrait in a fashion
which a camera could not. Only months
later one of his new abstract landscapes
drew unbridled attention at a Paris
exhibition sponsored by Claude Monet.
A reporter bashed his new art and wrote
that the town across farm fields depicted
in the painting looked like tiny boxes or
cubes. The reporter then named the new
style Cubism and predicted its failure.
The article caught the attention of a
young Pablo Picasso who acquainted
himself with George Braque and the two
went to work to disprove the reporter’s
opinion. Whether they continued with
Braque’s original intention or as Picasso
wished to play with the insulting term,
Cubism, their new works would all soon
be deemed “Cubism.”
Marc, from conversations with Salvador
Dali, who also worked in Cubism though
his main focus was his visual invention,
Surrealism.
The invention of Cubism was a joint
effort between Pablo Picasso and Braque,
then residents of Montmartre, Paris.
These artists were the movement's main
innovators. After meeting in 1907 Braque
and Picasso in particular began working
on the development of Cubism. Picasso
was initially the force and influence that
persuaded Braque by 1908 to move away
from Fauvism.
The two artists began working closely
together in late 1908–early 1909 until the
outbreak of World War I in 1914. The
movement spread quickly throughout
Paris and Europe.
Cubism was taken up by many artists
becoming popular so quickly that by
1911 critics were referring to a "cubist
school" of artists. However, many of the
artists who thought of themselves as
cubists went in directions quite different
from Braque and Picasso.
Cubism and modern European art was
introduced into the United States at the
now legendary 1913 Armory Show in
New York City, which then traveled to
Chicago. In cubist artwork, objects are
broken up, analyzed, and re-assembled
in an abstracted form—instead of
depicting objects from one viewpoint, the
artist depicts the subject from a
multitude of viewpoints to represent the
subject in a greater context.
Art, Fashion &
CUBISM
Cubism was a 20th century avant-garde art movement, pioneered
by Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque, that revolutionized European
painting and sculpture, and inspired related movements in music,
literature and architecture.
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front and back pattern one continuos flow of art