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A Curious Cubism Quiz

Can you identify and appreciate true art? Do you have an interest in art history? Let’s check whether you know everything about Cubism.
Sucheta Pradhan
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The Origin
Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017
Cubism emerged as an avant-garde art movement in early 20th century Europe, mainly in the fields of painting and sculpture.
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The Intent
Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017
Cubism intended to show things as they are, not as they look like. Cubists achieved this by breaking down subjects into cubical forms, rather than using techniques like perspective or graded shading, in order to show them as realistically as possible.
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Name & Fame
Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017
The world-renowned Spanish painter and sculptor, Pablo Picasso, along with the French painter, Georges Braque, is considered to be the main pioneer of Cubism.
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Famous Works
Pablo Picasso created his famous work, Girl with a Mandolin, in 1910. It is an oil on canvas and has been currently housed in the Museum of Modern Art, New York.
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The Offshoots
Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017
In France and other countries, several art movements including abstract art developed as a response to Cubism. The others were Purism and Orphism.
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Phase-wise
Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017
According to a school of art historians, Cubism can be divided into three distinct phases viz., early cubism (1906–1908), analytic cubism (1909-1914), and synthetic cubism (1914-1921).
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The Inspiration
Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017
Paul Cézanne was a post-impressionist painter who first postulated use of basic geometric forms in the composition of artwork. He is also considered ‘Father of Modern Art’.
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Honoring the Mentor
Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017
Juan Gris, the proponent of analytic cubism, considered Picasso as his mentor and painted his renowned oil on canvas work, ‘Portrait of Pablo Picasso’ in 1912. The painting is currently displayed in the Art Institute of Chicago Building in Chicago, IL.
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The Torchbearers
Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017