Cubism: Portraying (Un)Reality, Questioning the Form and Space

By Abir Pothi

Picasso and Braque

Picasso and Braque started to paint geometric bodies in portrayals of humans and other shapes, and geometric traces evolved so highly that they occasionally surpassed the definition.

Early Cubism

After the strong start in 1907-08, the proto-cubistic period in Picasso and Braque started a movement, as mentioned, ‘reducing everything, places and figures and houses, to geometric schemas, to cubes’, and they deconstruct of perspective of art and viewers.

What inspired the cubist style?

Cubism was also influenced by the Post-Impressionist painter Paul Cezanne, who was known for presenting new representation methods.

Frantisek Kupka: Change Cubism

Kupka (1871-1957) is one of them, and he brings a most extreme form of cubist abstraction. Kupka removed the visible subject matter from the canvas, made the painting more abstract, and elevated them into a metaphysical visual exposure.