Abstraction+cubism

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Abstraction+cubism

  1. 1. At the beginning of the 20th century, artists faced a world that was changing at unprecedented speed...
  2. 2. photography cinematography sound recording the telephone the motor car the airplane
  3. 3. “Artists needed a more radical approach - a 'new way of seeing' that expanded the possibilities of art in the same way that technology was extending the boundaries of communication and travel.” http://www.artyfactory.com
  4. 4. A new form of art called Abstraction was born.
  5. 5. Abstraction is the process of taking away or removing characteristics from something in order to reduce it to a set of essential characteristics. http://searchcio-midmarket.techtarget.com/sDefinition/0,,sid183_gci343038,00.html
  6. 6. Cubism was the first abstract art movement to reject traditional perspective and represent objects from multiple viewpoints. The Cubists wanted to emphasize the flatness of the canvas, and visually fractured objects into flat shapes.
  7. 7. Pierre Auguste Renoir, Girl with Mandolin, 1918 Picasso, Girl with Mandolin, 1910
  8. 8. Pablo Picasso, Portrait of Ambroise Vollard
  9. 9. Georges Braque, Man with a Guitar
  10. 10. Marcel Duchamp, Nude Descending a Staircase, 1912
  11. 11. Juan Gris
  12. 12. Cow series by Theo Van Doesburg
  13. 13. Picasso’s Bull series

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