Sorry for the late post today– we’ve had some big things happening, so I’ve been a bit preoccupied. More on that later! For this week’s Masters Monday, we’re going a little more modern– enter Pablo Picasso and cubism. Cubism is an early 20th century art movement that was begun by Picasso and Georges Braques in which objects were depicted from a multitude of viewpoints in a seemingly random fashion.
Breakfast by Juan Gris
For me, cubism was a quite a breakthrough while taking figure drawing classes in college. Once figure drawing started clicking for me, ( it was horribly frustrating at first, but my professor at UNF, Paul Ladnier, told me that one day it would just “click” and it would be smooth sailing– I didn’t believe him until it actually happened that way! ) it was then that Paul suggested I try a little cubism. That’s when things REALLY started to get more fun and interesting! I loved exaggerating the planes and forms.
Girl With a Mandolin ( Fanny Tellier ) by Pablo Picasso
I realize Cubism isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but for me, it was the introduction into a different way of seeing, a new perspective on how we look at the things we see.
Images via http://www.moma.org.
Read more about Cubism on MOMA’s website!