Cubism And Renaissance Art

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Cubism, similar to the expressionist movement developed around the age that produced new technologies and inventions. Accordingly, the global growth of photography was pivotal in the world of art. This meant that painting was not bound to its original roots of producing work which portrayed mainly realistic people, objects and places. Cubist artists looked for a new way of representing art by looking at their subject from different angles and representing them simultaneously on their canvas. (Dorling Kindersley Limited, 2013, p324). ‘It was an investigation of reality and of perception. It invented abstract means to achieve representational ends.’ (Jones, 2010). The two main contributors of this movement whose work developed…show more content…
At that time, people started giving value to the tangible surfaces texture created. There is a somewhat strong difference between the analytical and synthetic stages of cubism from a pictorial space point of view. The analytical cubism retains some sort of depth – “painted surface functions like a window through which we still perceive the remains of the familiar perspective of Renaissance space”. In synthetic cubism, Space is not produced with the aid of such techniques as modeling or perspective image but by the actual use of several layers of glued materials (figure 5). “The integrity of space is not being disrupted without the perspective” (Dimonberg,…show more content…
Accessed on november 12, 2017, from not-cubism. Robinson, S. (2006), Movements in art: Cubism. Minnesota, creative education. Appendix Figure 1. Pablo Picasso. Les Demoiselles d'Avignon. 1907. Oil on canvas, 8' x 7' 8" (243.9 x 233.7 cm Acquired through the Lillie P. Bliss Bequest. © 2003 Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Figure 2. Head of a Woman (1907) Pablo Picasso and right: Dan Mask. Acquired from Accessed on november 18, 2017. Copyright @ 2015 PIXEL77. Figure 3. The Guitar By Pablo Picasso (1913). Acquired from Accessed on november 18, 2017. © 2017 powered by word press. Figure 4. A cubist painting from Picasso’s Guitar period (1913). Acquired from Accessed on november 18, 2017. ©2017 powered by word press. Figure 5. Le Courrier by Georges Braque (1913-1914). Acquired from Accessed on november 18, 2017. ©2017 powered by word

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