Definition of cubism in English:
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.
- Example sentences
- 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.
- Example sentences
- The National Museum in Hanoi is filled with works of this kind, as well as a number of cubistic and expressionistic works by Vietnamese artists who adapted aspects of European art movements.
- In Bombay, he made cubistic dislocation and juxtaposition seem intrinsic to the Indian street, but then his work had been turning away from classical order for two decades.
- Their multiple reflections presented a cubistic fragmentation of the sky, the skylight lattice and bits of the adjacent building.
Pronunciation: /ˈkyo͞obəst/noun& adjective
Early 20th century: from French cubisme, from cube (see cube).
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