Cubism Essay by JPWrite

A study of the 20th century art movement, cubism.
# 66576 | 1,550 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2006 | US
Published on Jun 14, 2006 in Art (History) , Art (Painting) , Art (Fine Art) , Art (Sculpture)

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This paper examines the style, artists and impact of cubism, the most prominent art movement of the early 20th century. The paper discusses early influences on the development of cubism, including Paul Cezanne, Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso. Next, the paper studies analytic cubism and critiques some of the style's most well-known paintings and sculptures. The paper concludes with an investigation of the passing of cubism and its legacy on the art world.

From the Paper:

"Cubism is the most influential art movement to emerge in the first quarter of the Twentieth Century. "It may have said to have begun in 197 with Pablo Picasso's Les Demoiselles d'Avignon. The movement was influenced by archaic and primitive sculpture. Particularly of West Africa." (Alexander, p. 288) Another influence was Paul Cezanne, whose works were exhibited in Paris in 1905 and 1907. It was something he said that started some of the other Parisian artists moving toward Cubism. "You must see in nature the cylinder, the sphere, and the cone." He published this in 1907, but the actual term "cubism" may have come from Henri Matisse's phrase: "avec les petits cubes" (with little cubes). He said that in a disparaging way upon seeing some of the works of Georges Braque."

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