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Katy Miller

on 9 April 2014

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Transcript of Cubism

Analytical cubism
Artists would analyze the subject and break it up into different blocks. Then they would reconstruct the the subject, painting the blocks from various viewpoints.
What is cubism?
Characteristics of Cubism include geometric shapes throughout the piece, exaggerated proportions, and abstract compositions. Cubist works ignore proper perspective and other recognized art techniques in favor of abstract geometric compositions with multiple vantage points.
Violin and Candlestick by Georges Braque (1910)
Synthetic cubism
Artists would use colored paper, newspapers, and other materials to represent the different blocks of the subject. This stage also introduced brighter colors and a lighter mood to the art.
Three Musicians by Pablo Picasso (1921)
Portrait of Picasso by Juan Gris (1912)
Mandolin and Guitar by Pablo Picasso (1924)
Africa's influence
Prestige Panel from the Democratic Republic of Congo
Comedians' Handbill by Paul Klee (1938)
Africa's influence continued
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