Learn about Cubism



  • 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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3 Responses to Learn about Cubism

  1. sidney says:

    it was very interesting , the pictures were abstract but for the most part i could tell what the pictures were suppossed to be. the film retold a lot of the things we alredy watched on a film in class though.

  2. Carson Reykdal says:

    SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM. Nah, just kidding. I thought the video was very instructional.

  3. Bob Walton says:

    Great video; it compliments your post well.

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