An early 20th-century style and movement in art, especially painting, in which perspective with a single viewpoint was abandoned and use was made of simple geometric shapes, interlocking planes, and, later, collage.
- The early analytic cubism of Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque sought to capture the essence of subjects in ‘simultaneous vision’ by eliminating point of view, distance and lighting.
- Analytical cubism is generally considered the early phase of cubism.
- By ‘Egyptian style’ Rousseau meant the elements of African tribal art that Picasso and other artists had assimilated when they developed the art movement known as cubism.
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- With the arrogant humility of an important young artist, he schooled himself in the most advanced art of his time - notably the work of Picasso and the cubists.
- The French cubist painter Georges Braque once said that art is made to disturb, while science reassures.
- The museum, featuring the works of artists like Matisse and Picasso, holds one of the largest collections of cubist, surrealist and abstract art.
Early 20th century: from French cubisme, from cube (see cube).
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