The use of collage in their art allowed Picasso to extend the style of cubism to sculpture. Before that period in time sculptures were modeled or carved to be precise, this introduction gave artists permission to make a sculpture out of anything they desired. On account of this, cubism was one of the first styles that fit into the whole idea of modern art. Before then everything was painted in the most realistic way possible, because it was believed to be the greatest form of art. Cubism was a revolutionary abstract style of art that fought against the art ideals from the Renaissance era.
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Instead, Cézanne, who began his career as an impressionist, felt that he could communicate the intensity of his personal sensation through his painted observations of nature. He repeatedly turned to traditional artistic subjects, such as landscapes, still lifes, and nude bathers. However, his r... ... middle of paper ... ...m, used more decorative shapes, stencilling, collage, and brighter colors. It was then that artists such as Picasso and Braque started to use pieces of cut-up newspaper in their paintings. An early 20th-century school of painting and sculpture in which the subject matter is portrayed by geometric forms without realistic detail, stressing abstract form at the expense of other pictorial elements largely by use of intersecting often transparent cubes and cones.
Cubism was as much art as it was theory. Despite his ego Picasso worked with George Braque on the development of cubism. Cubism was an experimental style of art. It attempted to bring art down to its very basics (color, line, shape, form, texture, value, and space). It did this to question those basic fundamentals of art.
In this period, the desired object was observed from several viewpoints and finally construction it again within a geometric structure. The main reason was to create an image that brought out meaning in the desired object (Factory). This design was successfully made through the fusion of specific colors. In 1913, analytical cubism was deemed to be running out of creativity due to the similarity in images created. So as to revive cubism and gain back its popularity, Picasso fused real images with his own creations (Green).
In 1907, The Cubism is a new art movement which was created by Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque who challenged the traditional art by refusing the single viewpoint in their painting. The achievement they got was based on Picasso’s first phase which he called Analytic Cubism and then developed to second phase – Synthetic Cubism. From studios of Picasso and Braque, there are many different forms of Cubism have been created and became something that changed the world of art. This art movement was formed as a new way to represent the world through the viewpoints of different art movement. According to Portrayals (2007): “Cubism is the most radical, innovative, and influential ism of twentieth-century art.
The result of such a reconstruction was a summation of separate temporal moments on the canvas. Picasso called this reorganized form the "sum of destructions," that is, the sum of the fragmentations. Since color supposedly interferred in purely intellectual perception of the form, the Cubist palette was restricted to a narrow, almost monochromatic scale, dominated by grays and browns. A new phase in the development of the style, called Synthetic Cubism, began around 1912. In the center of the painters' attention was now the construction, not the analysis of the represented object -- in other words, creation instead of recreation.
These artists all contributed to the cubist art movement in their own individual way. Cubism sprung from a comment made by French Painter Paul Cezanne. Cezanne claimed "All nature is made up of the cone, the cylinder and the sphere". Cubists liked this idea. So therefore they decided to focus on the forms Cezanne was talking about, and they painted the world and objects as if they were really made up of geometric shapes.
Analytical Cubism and Synthetic Cubism are the two main terms used to describe paintings from this movement. In Analytical Cubism, the artist broke down, or analyzed, and then reassembled the observed forms in a mixture of ways. Similarly, in Synthetic Cubism, artists attempted to synthesize or combine imaginative elements into new representational structures. Among the specific elements abandoned by the cubists were the sensual appeal of paint texture and color, subject matter with emotional charge or mood, the play of light on form, movement, atmosphere, and the illusionism that proceeded from scientifically based perspective. Instead, Cubists used an analytic system in order to disjoint and reorganize the three-dimensional subject, which they were painting.
They replace the usual codes of color, volume and perspective through a system of geometric signs. They will add to it, in a subsequent phase (synthetic cubism), the use of pieces of various materials (sand, paper, metal, wood, fabric, cardboard ...) to avoid falling into abstract art. Picasso abandons Cubism in 1915. (p25) It had been demonstrated that his work had given a big importance in our current historical events and how it was also given a big importance in his times such as in the support of the cubism