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Cubism

  1. 1. © RKM The world neverThe world never looked the same againlooked the same again ……
  2. 2. © RKM Fact FileFact File Analysis of form When and what? Why CubismCubism? Which artists? Web search Click on the buttons to find out more 3D Relief work
  3. 3. © RKM When and what?When and what? • 1906 - 1914 • Three stages: – Early Cubism 1906 – 1909 – Analytical Cubism 1909 – 1912 – Synthetic Cubism 1912 - 1914 The Weeping Woman, Picasso 1937
  4. 4. © RKM Early Cubism: depiction of the whole structure of the object and its position in space, combining different viewpoints. The Vase, Bowl, Lemon, Picasso 1907
  5. 5. © RKM Analytical Cubism: breaking down of the subject and the space around it into angular planes or facets that record different viewpoints and information; no interest in colour or texture Clarinet and Bottle of Rum on a mantelpiece, Braque 1911
  6. 6. © RKM Synthetic Cubism: collages of interlocked fragments of newspaper, wallpaper, and labels with fragments of painting, drawing and writing; colour reintroduced & texture & pattern Bottle, Glass, Guitar and newspaper, Picasso 1913 Back to questions
  7. 7. © RKM ThreeThree CubistsCubists Click on a picture to see more Back to main questions
  8. 8. © RKM Pablo PicassoPablo Picasso 1881- 19731881- 1973 Bowl of Fruit, Violin and Bottle, 1914 Click to look more closely at the painting “We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realise the truth ..” “We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realise the truth ..”
  9. 9. © RKM Back to main questionsBack to 3 Cubists
  10. 10. © RKM Georges BraqueGeorges Braque 1882- 19631882- 1963 Clarinet and Bottle of Rum on a mantelpiece, 1911 “When we created Cubism, we had no intention of creating Cubism, but of expressing what was inside us.” “When we created Cubism, we had no intention of creating Cubism, but of expressing what was inside us.” Back to 3 Cubists
  11. 11. © RKM Juan Gris 1887 - 1927Juan Gris 1887 - 1927 Still Life (The Violin), 1913 Back to main questions Back to 3 Cubists
  12. 12. © RKM Why Cubism?Why Cubism? “Braque scorns form, reduces everything – figures and objects – to geometric diagrams, to cubes!” Louis Vauxcelles, art critic, 1908 Back to main questions Violin and Pitcher, Braque, 1910
  13. 13. © RKM Analysis of formAnalysis of form • Flat colour – no illusion of 3D by using shading or tonal modelling • Objects painted from different angles • Complex interlocking shapes create feelings of tension & anxiety in viewer • Vertical or diagonal plane lines disrupt the composition • Details are edited out = simplify, select & modify from nature How did Cubism change the way we see the world? Back to questions
  14. 14. © RKM Web searchWeb search www.tate.org.uk • Type the artist’s name into the search +“biography”, then choose > Works http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/glo/cubism/ • The Web Museum Paris www.artchive.com • Look up Cubism Back to questions When you have finished looking at the presentation, choose one of the three artists’ and find answers to the questions in your web search about his life and painting. Use the links below to start your search:
  15. 15. © RKM Cubist Relief workCubist Relief work Still Life, Picasso 1914 [mixed media] Violin, Picasso 1915 [folded canvas]
  16. 16. © RKM Cubist Relief workCubist Relief work Pupil work in cardboard
  17. 17. © RKM Cubist Relief workCubist Relief work Student work Back to questions

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