This photograph has a slight cubist element to it. Somebody the other day said their boss loves Cubism but they don’t know what it is. Most of the people on the planet are like that too. I can remember when I was one of them.
So although I had no intention of discussing Cubism I can see an opportunity here to educate…..no inform maybe one or two of you out there what Cubism really is.
Cubism was an art movement pioneered by Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque during the years 1907 – 1914, that revolutionised Western Art, and inspired related movements in music, literature and architecture. Cubism is considered the one of the most influential art movement of the 20th century.
Cubism was created by 2 guys….Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque during the years 1907 – 1914.
Picasso wanted to be the Greatest Painter ever so he teamed up with Braque to change the way we see the world …big time!
What Cubism basically does is breaks the object up into smaller facets which can show the gradually movement around the object thus revealing what it looks like in 3D. In other words it attempts to show in one artwork what things look like as you move around them and not just from one viewpoint.
There are different stages in the development of Cubism but one of the greatest paintings was Les Demoiselles d’Avignon 1907, considered to be a major step towards the founding of the Cubist movement
I have done many versions of Les Demoiselles d’Avignon and just 2 are shown above.
When I started this post I had no idea I would be discussing Cubism. This was a MAJOR turning point in Modern Art and is a study in itself. Please feel free to add any comments.
Oh back to my bucket photo ……..well I particularly like the reflections on the floor. It almost seems like water. Also the light streaming through the bucket highlights the translucent quality of the plastic. But after Cubism lets not talk any further about the bucket photo.
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