Sunday, April 6, 2008

Introducing the Cubist Masters

Unquestionably, our greatest influence as a group lies with the works of Pablo Picasso and George Braque. They are the forefathers of Cubism, and it is in the same spirit that we wish to convey the 21st century ideal of multi-representative art. If you haven't already, we invite you to check out our short history of Cubism featured below in our Manifesto.

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Anonymous said...

Question: Which artists first inspired the Cubist technique?

The Neo-Cubists said...

Many credit Picasso with founding Cubism when in fact, it was a dual effort by Picasso and Braque. They worked together much of the time and often times didn't sign their works, leaving us to decipher who's work was who's.

The Neo-Cubists said...

The Realist movement, namely the work of Gustave Courbet, had a distinct philisophical influence on the Cubists; Courbet's manifesto strongly articulated his belief that art should reflect the time period of its specific movement. However, it was the work of Paul Cezzane which had the most profound aesthetic influence on the Cubists; by breaking down nature into a series of geometric shapes, Cezzane laid the blueprint for the Cubists' signature style.

Fruit Dish and Glass

Still Life with Chair Caning

Juan Gris

Henri Laurens

Otto Gutfreund

Jacques Lipchitz