So Many …isms, Part 3
Today’s post is about Cubism. Cubism was one of the most influential visual art styles of the early twentieth century. The Cubist painters rejected the inherited concept that art should copy nature, or that they should adopt the traditional techniques of perspective, modeling, and foreshortening. In cubist artworks, objects are broken up, analyzed, and re-assembled in an abstracted form. The artist depicts the subject from a multitude of viewpoints to represent the subject in a greater context.
Cubism is divided into two branches Analytical and Synthetic cubism.
- Analytic cubists “analyzed” natural forms and reduced the forms into basic geometric parts on the two-dimensional picture plane.
- Synthetic cubism is characterized by the introduction of different textures, surfaces, collage elements, papier collé and a large variety of merged subject matter.
Below are contemporary artists who paint in the cubist style.
- Guitars II by Marlina Vera
- Spring by Leonie de Zwarte
- The Flute Player by Penelope Merrell
- Modern Still Life by Kristina Laurendi Havens
- Disassembled Philosophy Major by Ciana Pullen