Cubism

Cubism is a school of paintings as well a sculpture in which the viewpoints of natural forms are amalgamated with the multifaceted surface of geometrical planes, thus rendering the painting or sculpture non-objective. It was initiated in 1907 by Pablo Picasso, the Spanish painter and sculptor (1881-1973) and Georges Braque, the French painter (1882-1963). The adjacent image of a painting by Pablo Picasso is an example of Cubism. Cubism is known to have revolutionized European painting and sculpture, and inspired related movements in music, literature and architecture. Cubism has been considered the most influential art movement of the 20th century. In Cubist artwork, objects are analysed, broken up and reassembled 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.

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