American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A nonobjective school of painting and sculpture developed in Paris in the early 20th century, characterized by the reduction and fragmentation of natural forms into abstract, often geometric structures usually rendered as a set of discrete planes.
- n. often capitalized An artistic movement in the early 20th Century characterized by the depiction of natural forms as geometric structures of planes.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Painting) A movement or phase in post-impressionism (which see, below).
- n. an artistic movement in France beginning in 1907 that featured surfaces of geometrical planes
- From French cubisme. One story is that, in 1908, as a new canvas by Braque was being carried past, someone said, “Encore des Cubes! assez de cubisme!”. The quotations below ascribe the coinage to Matisse. (Wiktionary)
“And yet, though cubism is more like how we actually use our eyes to look at things, it can present a rather nightmare vision of the world.”
“Finally, Pablo Picasso (18811973) and Georges Braque (18821963) contributed to a new school, known as cubism, between 1909 and 1914.”
“But now someone draws squares and its called cubism which according to Wikipedia means "a”
“He was the hitchhiker in a work of art called "The Steering Wheel," using cubism, which is a number of pictures that make up a total unit of a picture.”
“She's a big fan of cubism, which is very interesting," Anderson explains.”
“Her remarkable offerings are influenced by modern movements in Art such as cubism, futurism, and constructivism.”
“If the chairman of the department, however, should confine himself to the modern movements such as cubism, surrealism, abstractionism and all the rest and to regard as outdated and of no consequence the work of Michelangelo, Rembrandt, Raphael, Da”
“cubism", which modified the images of his subjects to fit geometric shapes.”
“Architecture and cubism was keywords which led to combine contrasting forms.”
“But she also learned that Grandpa Sidney thought every child should know the difference between modernism and cubism, and that every child, especially his daughter, should know at first glace and without hesitation, the difference between a Monet and a Mondrian.”
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