Cubism is one of the most influential art movements of the twentieth century. It was begun by Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque, by
Cezanne's influence in 1907.
The leading artists in the cubist period were Pablo Picasso, Georges
Brack, Paul Cezanne, Jean Metzinger, Fernand Leger, Juan Gris, Marcel
Duchamp, Robert Delaunay, Albert Gleizes and Matisse. These artists all contributed to the cubist art movement in their own individual way. Cubism sprung from a comment made by French Painter Paul Cezanne.
Cezanne claimed "All nature is made up of the cone, the cylinder and the sphere". Cubists liked this idea. So therefore they decided to focus on the forms …show more content…
Marcel Duchamp's "Nude Descending a Staircase No 2", 1912, oil on canvas and Jean Metzinger's, "The Cat", 1915, oil on canvas. Marcel
Duchamp's artwork which was created during the earlier period of cubism is made up of sombre tones such as browns, cremes, and yellows, while Jean Metzinger's artwork which was created during the later period of cubism displays bright hues of green, red, and blue.
Many cubists chose to paint modern subjects, such as engineering, aerodynamics and the architectural features of towns and cities.
Others used the new style to show traditional themes in a revolutionary way, for example scenes and images of landscapes which would be more typically impressionistic artworks, were displayed in a cubist style. An example of this is Paul Cezannes's "Lake at Annecy",
1896, oil on canvas.