Cubism in Art and Theatre Comparison Essay by Top Papers

Cubism in Art and Theatre
A comparison between the advent of cubism and the impact of Samuel Beckett's "Waiting for Godot".
# 141142 | 2,500 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Art (History) , Drama and Theater (General)

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This paper draws a comparison between the advent of cubism in 1907-08, when Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque turned the art world on its head with their strange misshapen paintings, and compares this to the impact which Samuel Beckett had with his "Waiting for Godot," on the leading modern dramatic works.

From the Paper:

"A consideration of the interrelationship between Beckett's plays and the cubist paintings of Picasso and Braque must begin with a point of difficulty: art historians generally date Cubism as an artistic movement that dominated art from approximately 1906 to 1925 (Rosenblum 307-11). Beckett published his first pieces, a critical essay "Dante . . . Bruno . . . Vico . . . Joyce," and a short story, "Assumption" in 1929 and wrote his first play only in 1947 (Amos, Price, and Henderson). Further, an examination of several biographies and critical studies of Beckett and his work found that the terms "Cubism," "Picasso," and "Braque" never appeared..."

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