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Cubism is a form of art that was created mainly by Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque in Paris between 1907 and 1914 The style emphasizes a flat two-dimensional plane contradictory to the techniques of perspective and foreshortening The main distinguishing characteristic between cubism and other styles such as impressionism is that cubism does portray nature in art Cubist painters are not limited to painting a certain color or form or a certain texture Cubism broke objects down into basic shapes of cubes spheres cylinders and cones The artists took it to themselves to show things as they are not how the look Cubism got its name from comments made painter by Henri Matisse and critic Louis Vauxcelles who described Braques 1908 work Houses at LEstaque as looking like a bunch of cubes There are two stages of Cubism Analytical and Synthetic Analytical Cubism 1908-1912 was when Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque discovered the space around and inside and object Analytical Cubism is when the cubist quality of fragmentation which means overlapping planes was increased and an objects depiction moved even further away from physical reality Uncommon shading was also used during the Analytical Cubism period Synthetic Cubism 1912-1920 added bits and pieces of actual objects to the picture such as newspaper clippings and rope Synthetic Cubism produced the first collages which is defined as a technique of composing a work of art by pasting on a single surface various materials not normally associated with one another Cubism changed art for the 20th century in more ways than one Cubism changed the view of art as not only displaying nature Cubism also made it easier for people to become recognized as artists You did not need to be a virtuoso in order to produce something that is good Cubism is an advance in many ways not only did it fully shatter a paradigm of dimensions unimaginable but it brought art closer to the
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