Cubism

Cubism is a stylistic movement from the early 20th century that was equally characterised by Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque. The primary feature is the geometric division of the picture’s content into its individual parts and basic forms, as the name already reveals. The focus on form is accompanied by a reduction of colour, which further enhances the expressiveness of the picture’s content. While Analytical Cubism developed in the 1910s with the decomposition of the representation, from 1912 onwards one speaks of Synthetic Cubism, which expresses a Polyfocality, that is, the multi-visuality of the decomposed pictorial content. In addition to those mentioned above, important representatives are Robert Delaunay, André Lhote, Jean Metzinger and Fernand Léger.

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