[Surfnetkids: 30 Oct 2013] Cubism

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#1. October 30, 2013

Barbara J. Feldman
Dear Reader,

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#2. Cubism

by Barbara J. Feldman

Cubism Printable (** for premium members only)

Cubism was an influential art movement of the early twentieth century, started by Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque between the years of 1907 and 1914. It is considered the first abstract style of modern art, as it abandoned perspective and realism.

Artsy: Cubism
“The Art Genome Project is an ongoing study to map the characteristics (known as ‘genes’) that connect the world’s artists and artworks. There are over 500 genes including art-historical movements, subject matter, and formal qualities.” This gallery is about the cubism gene, and it defaults to organizing the artworks by artist. You can, however, switch to a view that shows all 155 cubism works by clicking on “Filter All Cubism.”

Guggenheim: Cubism
Click on any of the pictures for a curator’s annotation, along with links to the artist’s bio and gallery. For a brief history of cubism, click on the “More” link in the opening paragraph. “The advent of this style [cubism] marked a rupture with the European traditions, traceable to the Renaissance, of pictorial illusionism and the organization of compositional space in terms of linear perspective.”

Metropolitan Museum of Art: Cubism
“The French art critic Louis Vauxcelles coined the term Cubism after seeing the landscapes Braque had painted in 1908 at L’Estaque in emulation of Cézanne. Vauxcelles called the geometric forms in the highly abstracted works ‘cubes.'” The thumbnails at the top of the page can be viewed individually or as a slideshow. For more art history, explore the Related links below the pull quote in the middle of the page.

… Click to continue Cubism .

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Surfnetkids Printables Club Members also get the following printables to use in the classroom, the computer lab, the school library, or to send home with students:

Cubism Printable
Cubism Wikipedia Printable
Paul Cézanne Printable

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#6. Quote of the Week

“When they tell you to grow up, they mean stop growing.” ~~Pablo Picasso~~ (October 25, 1881 – April 8, 1973) Spanish artist. Read his biography to learn more about this influential artist and co-founder of cubism.

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