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date: 19 August 2022


The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists

Ian Chilvers

A term describing a revolutionary mode of painting created jointly by Braque and Picasso in the period 1907–14 and subsequently applied to a broad movement, centred in Paris but international in scope, in which their ideas were adopted and adapted by many other artists. These artists were mainly painters, but Cubist ideas and motifs were also used in sculpture, and to a more limited and superficial degree in the applied arts and occasionally in architecture. Cubism was a complex, subtly evolving phenomenon, but in essence it involved what Juan ... ...

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