Cubism and its characteristics
in 1907 Pablo Picasso finished his work “Les demoiselles d’Avignon”. With this work and this year to install also the beginning of cubism in art history in conjunction. You could call the Cubism as a spiritual movement which differentiates itself from the realistic representation of everything that surrounds us. Cubism exceeds limits. It gets rid with the desire to be with the reality in line. The purpose of cubism is to be able to represent ideas graphically. Thus, the Cubism has much to do with surrealism.
Pablo Picasso and the beginning of cubism
The first visual difference to the latter, however, is in the forms used. You are Cubist, as it says the name of the style.
Pablo Ruiz Picasso
Picasso’s artwork “Jacqueline with flowers”
The main features of Cubist represent the geometric shapes. You are always in the compositions. This also applies to the simplified forms of nature. The latter occur in particular circles, spheres and cubes. But unlike the opinion of many people, can be described as abstract Cubism. On the contrary: his forms are very specific. This is another difference with surrealism. Cubism certainly respected the physical limits of the forms, as they are typical for our perception.
Sylvette, 1954 by Pablo Picasso
Also, there are typical subjects of cubism. The portraits are on the one hand the urban centres, and on the other -.
There are many different currents within the Cubism. We would like to turn to two important now.
Pablo’s daughter with doll
Here’s the free reconstruction of images. It looks as if an object has been taken apart and then again, is compiled by a 3-year-old child. Ultimately the author manages somehow to preserve the typical characteristics of the object.
Interesting see Cubism’s characteristics that often the technique of collage is brought to bear also. The items that are shown are always those that are typical for the most mundane part of everyday life.
Juan Gris – bottles and knives
It’s the taking apart of the original composition of objects into parts and their representation in geometric shapes. This is the pure form of cubism, and it requires the greatest Championship of the artists.
“Woman sitting in on armchair” 1920 by Picasso
The most important painter of cubism
The most important characteristics of cubism we now go over to its typical representatives. Are George Braque (1882-1963), Juan Gris (1887-1927), Fernand Leger (1881-1973) and Pablo Ruiz Picasso.
Pablo Ruiz Picasso (1881-1973)
The art direction was very strongly represented in the 40, so it’s contemporaries of both world wars. It is not surprising therefore that the destruction and social and political criticism make up an important part of their artwork.
Painter Georges Braque
Works of art by Georges Braque
Musical instruments in the style of cubism
“Leisures on red bottom” by Fernand Leger
Strong red accents