Apogee of Cubism
grotesque on the subject of cubism by Pablo Picasso
- the highest point.
Cubism is an
early-20th-century avant-garde art movement that revolutionized European
painting and sculpture, and inspired related movements in architecture. Cubism
has been considered the most influential art movement of the 20th century.
The movement was pioneered by Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque. One primary
influence that led to Cubism was the representation of three-dimensional form in
the late works of Paul Cézanne. In Cubist artwork, objects are analyzed, broken
up and reassembled in an abstracted form-instead of depicting objects from a
single viewpoint, the artist depicts the subject from a multitude of viewpoints
to represent the subject in a greater context.