Cubism Lesson Notes


  • Cubism: A style of Abstract art where the image is separated into cubes and other geometric shapes. Created by Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque in Paris in the early 20th century. Inspired by African Folk Art
  • Analytic Cubism: The type of Cubism that uses monochromatic colors and breaks down the image into geometric shapes.
  • Synthetic Cubism: The type of Cubism that uses collage and bold colors
  • Monochromatic: Using different shades (light and dark) of the same color.
  • Geometric Shapes: Shapes that are precise and mathematical. Such as cubes, squares, cones,
  • Collage: Cutting and tearing paper and arranging to create an image or design.

 Famous Cubism Artists include:

  • Pablo Picasso: French Painter that invented Cubism
  • Georges Braque: French artist that worked with Picasso to invent cubism
  •  Juan Gris: Artist that added the element of collage to cubism
  • David Hockney: Modern day photographer that uses cubism
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