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HISTORY OF PAINTING: Cubism, Art with New Perspective

JuanGris.Portrait of Picasso‘My mother said to me, "If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope." Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso.’ –Pablo Picasso

Initiated by Spanish master artists Picasso (1882 – 1973) and French painter Braque (1882 – 1962), cubism is a high-ranking movement in the world of art. These artists gifted a non-objective approach to the art.

Portrait of Picasso -by Juan Gris

When we look at an art work and our eyes find that the natural continuity and organic unity of the object painted is not maintained, and the whole canvass looks like an open field covered with broken glasses scattered all over the ground, we can say that it must be a painting done by a cubist artist. Under the style of cubism, an artist would look at the objects with his/her mind’s eyes. The whole perspective of these cubist painters is radically different from the traditional artists painting since the renaissance period. The cubism, as Picasso would like to describe, is a very serious reinvention of the aspects of what we see and how we perceive the objects.

What Is Cubism

To call cubism a great turning point in the art of painting would not be an exaggeration. In cubism the artists maintain unity of style that makes it looking unique in comparison of other style of painting like impressionism and fauvism. The cubism artist imagines an object and then analyzes the image into geometrical planes. There after the geometrical planes are tagged with each other forming a three dimensional looking form through the help of two dimensional spaces.

Cubism is not only dissecting the parts of an object into geometrical shapes, it is the way of perceiving the object with a different perspective, a refined one, as the cubist artists say. In a cubist painting the objects would be cut into three dimensional looking pieces and sometimes the pieces look intermingling into each other, too. Such a painting would be a statement against the age-old concept of seeing the images with our ordinary retina as a means and the influence of past as the basis of concepts of art.

In the beginning years of twentieth century, the studios of painters like Picasso and Juan Gris were like the wombs from which a new concept and style of painting would emerge. Many art critics had considered this movement, the cubism, as one that would confuse the art world. But they knew that something novel is to get out of these studios. And finally the new style of painting came out.

Juan Gris Searching For Alternative forms

Juan GrisCubism painting try searching alternative forms of the objects of painting; Cubist artist paint the hidden order embedded in the cubist paintings. Juan Gris had given more logical shape to cubism painting.

The artists are the creators of their own worlds; they create through their artistic skill and the sensitiveness they own in their heart. While doing their work the artists, the painters, create several set of the forms on canvass or on paper. These forms are near to the reality in most of the cases, but that may not be the case always. Remember the impressionists and the cubist artists who animate the forms as they perceive with their artistic eyes and not conforming to the real forms in shape and size.

Photograph of ''The Guitar'', 1918. Oil on canvas, by Juan Gris

Here in this painting 'Photograph of "The Guitar", the master artist Juan Gris has depicted the artistic search for the alternative forms to speak about the feeling the artist go through while looking at the objects to be painted.

The artists have poetic license to impose the forms, especially the altered state of the forms. But the trend of imposing forms has never remained static. It has gone of constant change since the days of ancient artists’ work to the modern stock of the artistic outputs.

Creating Harmony in forms: However the form is essential to send the heart-felt ripples of pleasure in the minds of viewers, as they are laymen and not the persons having artistic intelligence sufficient to decode what the artists have put onto canvas. So the requirement of the form is of the essence. An art piece might have a message of underlying harmony in it; it might contain a deep meaning to enhance the understanding of the humans; but the form is necessary.

The form of a painting that is visible through the physical eyes is like a crust, an outer part of that hidden shell. A painting is the produce of an ordered efforts put into by an artist. And thus it is bound to possess some sort of order within it. Thus when we look at a painting, we fist see the form, the shapes of the things painted, the situations the artists had desired to create, and the relevant moment of the time when the incidence that became the cause for the paintings had occurred.

A good painting, done with targeted goals might contain most of these aspects that a lover of the art would like to see in a painting. (Images courtesy, Picasso Portrait By Juan Gris (1887–1927) Alternative names Birth name: José Victoriano Gonzales Date of birth/death 23 March 1887(1887-03-23) 11 May 1927(1927-05-11) Location of birth/death Madrid Boulogne-sur-Seine Work location Paris, Madrid [Public domain], from Wikimedia Commons , The Guitar By Fpenteado at en.wikipedia [Public domain, Public domain or Public domain], from Wikimedia Commons)

The cubism painting is a movement of art that uses multiple perspectives instead a single view point.

In cubist artwork, virtually, the objects to be painted, are first broken up, then analysed, and finally re-assembled in a summarize form. The object, or the limbs of a figure, in a painting done in cubism style would not create a feel of logical depth, as it consist planes that might be semitransparent and intertwined. The final output might look like as an abstract painting, too.

The cubist painters like Pablo Picasso and Braque had added new impetus and qualities in the movement of cubism paintings. These painters, and many of their contemporaries and followers, concentrated mainly on the geometrical figure rather than the colours. Their palettes remain much narrowed in number; mainly using ochre, grey and blue making the painting a monochromatic one. The beginning of the cubist painting is accredited to Paul Cézanne, too. An art piece might have a message of underlying harmony in it; it might contain a deep meaning to enhance the understanding of the humans; but the form is necessary.

Cubism was a movement that had spirit of its own. It was not that only the painters of European countries were following this avant-garde art movement, but it has entered the art of sculpture, too. The movement of cubism has revolutionized European painting and the field of and sculpture. It was started in the last years of nineteenth century, but the progress was done in the early twentieth century. The cubist artists narrated their work like this: the main difference between main line art and cubism is that instead of viewing subjects from a single or a rigid angle, the cubist artist would break them up into a multiplicity of facets. And thus several different aspects or faces of the same subject would be seen, simultaneously.

Geometrical Perceptions: The artists in the cubist style of painting look at the objects with an imagination that the objects are made of different geometrical forms; like circles, triangles, cylinder, cones and likewise. Then the artist transfers his or her mental images on the canvass before the eyes. They use both cool and bright colours. In cubist paintings the whole prospect, comprised of the objects to be painted, is first broken up, then analysed, and finally re-assembled in a summarize form.The parts of the whole scene, or the assembly of limbs of a figure, would not create a feel of logical depth.

CUBISM: Painting the Hidden Order

Ismael Nery - Nu no Cabide, c. 1927Cubist painting is unique in style and rhythm of putting paints on canvass, in a measured manner.

Cloth-less Woman in Hanger -by Ismael Nery

The cubism painting is a movement of art that uses multiple perspectives instead a single view point.

Cubism: In the cubist style of painting, the artist look at the objects imaging them as geometrical forms, circles, triangles, cylinder, cones and like that. Then the painter transfers the mental images on the canvass with the help of cool or bright colours. In cubist artwork, virtually, the objects to be painted, are first broken up, then analyzed, and finally re-assembled in a summarize form. The object, or the limbs of a figure, in a painting done in cubism style would not create a feel of logical depth, as it consist planes that might be semitransparent and intertwined. The final output might look like as an abstract painting.

The Cubist Artist: The cubist painters like Pablo Picasso and Braque had added new impetus and qualities in the movement of cubism paintings. These painters, and many of their contemporaries and followers, concentrated mainly on the geometrical figure rather than the colours. Their palettes remain much narrowed in number; mainly using ochre, grey and blue making the painting a monochromatic one. However the beginning of the cubist painting is also accredited to Paul Cézanne.

The ART: The cubism was one type of artistic evolution, if we say, in the field of art of painting. The traditional painter depicted images in their forms as they are visible to the eyes. It would be in three dimensional forms. They tried to make the objects painted as real as possible, using the technique of shading, darkening and artistic use of colours of different shades and hues to make the object looking so solid. But the cubist artists would not follow the tradition. They would not inhabit the space on canvass by such three dimensional objects. They would make the pictorial space looking shallow.

While executing a painting under cubist style, an artist generally breaks the surface to be painted into small segments. Then the painter endeavours to covert the natural forms in to geometrical ones. Look at the above painting of a cloth-less woman by the cubist artist Ismael Nery has depicted his technique of cubism painting. he has painted the tilting planes which suggest the spatial relationship with each other. [Image courtesy By Ismael Nery (1900-1927)[see page for license], from Wikimedia Commons]

Tail Piece: If a cubist painter wants to paint Paris Hilton in Topless, he or she would paint thus: one circle for head, one triangle for Paris Hilton’s bare shoulders, two perfect circles for her breasts; and for the rest of the body there would be a slim cylinder.

Cubism painting honours imagination of the artist, the imagination driven by geometry and the perceived multiple forms.

Mother and Child : Eamon Everall

The artists in the cubist style of painting look at the objects with an imagination that the objects are made of different geometrical forms; like circles, triangles, cylinder, cones and likewise. Then the artist transfers his or her mental images on the canvass before the eyes. They use both cool and bright colours. In cubist paintings the whole prospect, comprised of the objects to be painted, is first broken up, then analysed, and finally re-assembled in a summarize form. The parts of the whole scene, or the assembly of limbs of a figure, would not create a feel of logical depth. It is because it consists planes that might be semitransparent and intertwined, mixing into each other. The final output might look like as an abstract painting, too.

The great cubist painters like Pablo Picasso and Braque had added new impetus, qualities and vision in the movement of cubism painting. These artists, and many of their contemporaries and followers, concentrated mainly on geometrical figure rather than the colours. Their palettes remain much narrowed in number of the colours; mainly using ochre, grey and blue making the painting a monochromatic one.

The beginning of the cubist painting is also accredited to Paul Cézanne. A painting is the produce of an ordered efforts put into by an artist. And thus it is bound to possess some sort of order within it. Thus when we look at a painting, we fist see the form, the shapes of the things painted, the situations the artists had desired to create, and the relevant moment of the time when the incidence that became the cause for the paintings had occurred. A good painting, done with targeted goals might contain most of these aspects that a lover of the art would like to see in a painting.

If a cubist painter were to paint Paris Hilton, say cloth-less or in topless dress, he or she would paint thus: one circle for head, one triangle for Paris Hilton’s bare shoulders, two prefect circles for her breasts; and for the rest of the body there would be a slim cylinder. Then full stop. (Image Courtesy Wikimedia Commons)

PORTRAIT MAKING IN CUBISM

Cubist Portrait Drawing and Painting. Modern Paintings in the style of Cubism.

_COZ5699, originally uploaded by cozmicberliner.

In cubist artwork, the objects to be painted, are first broken up and then analyzed. Finally the artist re-assemble it in a summarize form. Here in this painting, the artist had shown the artistic prowess. Here the painting is seemingly a portrait. But the eyes, the nose and the entire face are fragmented and painted on the squires painted beneath of the face. In the cubism style the figures would not create a feel of logical depth, as it consist planes that might be semitransparent and intertwined. sometimes a cubist painting looks like an abstract painting.

In this painting the artist has succeeded in creating a feel of a pleasant face despite the painting is done in the style of cubism. That is the real artistic talent of the artist.In the beginning of the 20 the century, the cubist painters had added new impetus and qualities in the movement; but the modern painters have added newer features in the style of cubism painting.
Theme: Cubist Artist Using chroma of the colours, and How they Blend the colours, the soft and gradual transition from one colour or tone to another..

This painting is by Michael Borkowsky
Cubism - Undercooked
Theme: Cubism painting, in search of alternative forms of the objects of painting. Cubism artist painting the hidden order embedded in the cubist paintings. This painting is having some touch of surrealism, too.

The artists have poetic license to impose the forms, especially the altered state of the forms. But the trend of imposing forms has never remained static. It has gone of constant change since the days of ancient artists’ work to the modern stock of the artistic outputs.

However the form is essential to send the heart-felt ripples of pleasure in the minds of viewers, as they are laymen and not the persons having artistic intelligence sufficient to decode what the artists have put onto canvas. So the requirement of the form is of the essence.

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