• Cubism – the Modern form of Art



    Art is a huge sea of expression, there are numerous things are considered as a form of art; anything that basically brings forth the perspective and a creative view of its creator can be called to be a form of art. It is thus that painting, dance, sculpture, architecture and all creative works fall under this category. There are numerous enthusiasts and appreciators of art of all forms; Michael Haddad is a curator of art and photography, which is yet another form of art.

    Painting, in itself covers a wide range of sub classifications; this is a form of art that has been evolving ever since its inception and continues to evolve even to this very day. One of the results of such evolution is the modern art of Cubism. This came to the fore in the 20th century through European painting, and is said to inspire music, architecture and literature. This, in fact, has been considered to be one of the most influential forms of art movements in the 20th century.

    Michael Haddad and other curators of art will surely have heard about this art form and show keen interest in it. This movement of cubism was pioneered by Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque. The inclination and representation of the three dimensional form in the art works was one of the primary instigators of this Cubism. 

    This is the form of art in which the objects are analyzed, broken up and are again reassembled to give rise to an abstract form; this is what makes it unique. As opposed to other kinds of painting that present a single view point of the object, Cubism endeavors to provide a multiple viewpoint of the subject of painting, thereby giving it a greater context.

    The impact of Cubism was very strongly felt all over the world and that is what gave rise to several other forms of art such as Futurism, Suprematism, Constructivism, Dada, De Stijl and Art Deco. Alongside Cubist painting, there was an influence of the Cubism movement on Sculpture as well and thus led to the evolution of the Cubist Sculpture. This too was rooted in Paul Cezanne’s concept of reducing the painted objects into geometric solids and component planes. The geometric solids included shapes like cubism cylinders, spheres and cones.



    The influence of Cubism was not just restricted to the two fields of painting and sculpting, other areas of art were greatly influenced by this too. Literature, in particular was hugely influenced which is evident in the works of Gertrude Stein. The effects of Cubism was felt in the repetition of phrases that became the building blocks of not just passages but chapters on the whole; the novel The Making of Americans is one example of such writing.

    American fiction and the genre of poetry too were not left untouched by Cubism. So, it is quite evident that the contribution of Cubism in the various fields of art is not at all exaggerated. It was one of the greatest revolutions in art which can be considered to be at par with that which took place during the Renaissance as well.
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