WHAT IS CUBISM?Cubism is a style of art. In cubist artworks, objects arebroken up, analyzed, and re-assembled in an abstractedform—instead of drawing objects from one viewpoint,the artist depicts the subject from a multitude ofviewpoints to represent the subject in a greater context.Cubism does not really concern lifelike representation.Usually the surfaces come together at random angles toremove the sense of depth. The background and objectplanes interpenetrate one another to create the shallowambiguous space, one of cubisms distinct characteristics.
WHEN DID IT START?Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque createdcubism in 1907. When Picasso and Matissebecame friendly rivals and competedagainst each other, Picasso entered a newperiod in his work, marked by theinﬂuence of Greek, Iberian and African art.
AN ARTIST WHO WORKED IN THIS STYLE?Pablo Picassoworked incubism. Here is apiece if artworkby him named‘Three Musicians’.
WHERE WAS HE FROM?PABLO RUIZ PICASSO WAS FROM MALAGA, SPAIN AND WAS ALSO BORN THERE. HOWEVER, HE SPENT MOST OF HIS ADULT LIFE IN FRANCE.
WHO/WHAT INSPIRED HIM TO WORK IN CUBISM?Picassos cubism wasinﬂuenced by the artistCezenne, who "insearching for basicexpressive forms, largelydisregarded surfaceappearance andtransformed familiarshapes; in building hisimages he ignored thetraditional values ofsentiment and beauty".
DO I LIKE CUBISM?I like this style of art because it isunique; it is different from all theother styles. Showing it from multiplepoints of view simultaneously canonly capture the essence of an objectand this is what cubism does.
HOW IS CUBISM DIFFERENT FROM STILL LIFE?Cubism is different from earlier realistic still lifeartworks because cubism is not often realistic. Thepicture above does not look realistic to real lifebecause it is basically cut out images stucktogether to form a complete image. Also that stilllife is precise, it is accurate, cubism is not as it isparts of an object put in random places. Still life hasa sense of depth while cubism purposely removesthis.