Cubism

Cubism

Cubism was a revolutionary art style and movement, invented by Picasso and Braque in 1907-08, that brought different viewpoints into the same picture.

The term ‘cubism’ was coined by the critic Louis Vauxcelles, who described Georges Braque's paintings displayed in Paris in 1908, as “reducing everything to geometric outlines, to cubes.”

Cubism itself was introduced by Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque in the early 20th century, marking a groundbreaking shift in representing reality. As one of the most influential 20th-century art styles, it’s widely recognized to have originated around 1907, notably in Picasso's renowned work ‘Demoiselles D'Avignon’, which exhibited early cubist elements.

In Cubism, conventional subjects like nudes, landscapes, and still lifes underwent a transformation into progressively fragmented compositions. The impact of Cubism reached across a global community of artists working in Paris during that era and continued to influence art beyond those years.

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George Condo

American artist George Condo was part of the it-crowd in 1980s New York, hanging out at Andy Warhold’s factory. He blends Surrealism, Cubism and Pop Art to paint his own weird and wonderful world.

George Condo
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Marcel Duchamp

Marcel Duchamp was a visionary Dadaist renowned for his "readymades", challenging and redefining artworld conventions.

Marcel Duchamp
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George Condo

George Condo (he/him) was born in New Hampshire in 1957. In 1979, he moved to New York City where he continues to live and work.

George Condo
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Brian Calvin

Brian Calvin was born in 1969 in Visalia, California. He now lives and works in Ojai, California.

Brian Calvin
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Deborah Segun

Deborah Segun (she/her) was born in Lagos, Nigeria in 1994, where she continues to live and work.

Deborah Segun
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Che Lovelace

Che Lovelace (he/him) was born in 1969 in San Fernando, Trinidad. He now lives and works in Port of Spain, Trinidad.

Che Lovelace
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Mickalene Thomas

Mickalene Thomas (she/her) was born in 1971 in New Jersey, United States and is now based in Brooklyn.

Mickalene Thomas
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Isshaq Ismail

Isshaq Ismail was born in 1989 in Accra, Ghana. He uses his art as a tool to make polemic statements, working in a style he describes as infantile semi-abstraction.

Isshaq Ismail
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Ali Banisadr

Ali Banisadr was born in 1976 in Tehran, Iran, and now lives and works in New York, USA.

Ali Banisadr

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