cubism cubism  /ˈkju bɪ zəm/

Definition(s):

  • (n) an artistic movement in France beginning in 1907 that featured surfaces of geometrical planes

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Clive Bell, distinguished English critic and pontiff of modernism, declares cubism is in decline.
  2. Ghika's style is closest to cubism, but a cubism tempered and refined with a solid, realistic touch.
  3. In their place arose the pacifism, the nihilism, the psychic cubism of the '20s and '30s.

News

  • ToDo ToDay: Georges Braque and a Clash History Lesson

    The power duo isn’t just a politics thing. The art world has plenty of its own, including Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso. The two artists developed the style known as cubism, and together transformed the way we look at objects in art.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Washington City Paper

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Quotes

  1. But Adams began to feel that the minimalism "was like cubism, limited in its potential. My needs are enormous. I need expressiveness, shock, surprise, high energy," he says.
    on Oct 4, 2007 By: John Adams Source: Baltimore Sun

  2. "As the old world would soon blow itself apart [in World War I], never to be the same again, so Cubism broke down forms as they had been for centuries, and was creating out of the fragments new forms, new objects, new patterns and - ultimately - new...
    on Jun 21, 2009 By: Diego Rivera Source: Art Daily

  3. "Though I took several art history classes in college, I never felt as though I fully understood the tenets of Cubism," Mr. Bertozzi, 36, said in a recent interview over lunch in Midtown Manhattan. "I thought that doing a comic about Picasso...
    on May 4, 2007 By: Nick Bertozzi Source: New York Times

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