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cub·ismalso Cub·ism (kyo͞o′bĭz′əm)
A nonobjective school of painting and sculpture developed in Paris in the early 20th century, characterized by the reduction and fragmentation of natural forms into abstract, often geometric structures usually rendered as a set of discrete planes.
[French cubisme, from cube, cube; see cube.]
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(Art Movements) (often capital) a French school of painting, collage, relief, and sculpture initiated in 1907 by Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque, which amalgamated viewpoints of natural forms into a multifaceted surface of geometrical planes
ˈcubist adj, n
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cub•ism(ˈkyu bɪz əm)
n. (sometimes cap.)
a style of painting and sculpture marked esp. by the reduction of natural forms to their geometrical equivalents and the reorganization of the planes of a represented object.
[< French cubisme (1908)]
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a movement in 20th-century painting in which several planes of an object in the form of cubes or other solids are presented in an arbitrary arrangement using a narrow range of colors or monochrome. — Cubist, n. — Cubistic, adj.See also: Art
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(c 1907–23) The style developed by Picasso and Braque in response to Cézanne’s late works, and to African tribal art. The first major painting in this style was Picasso’s Les Demoiselles d’Avignon (1906), and the term itself was coined by a critic after seeing Braque’s 1908 work. “Analytic” (early) cubism presented the work from a variety of viewpoints. “Synthetic” (late) cubism introduced decorative elements such as lettering and applied materials such as newspaper (collage) to achieve a balance between the depiction of reality and the picture as an object of reality in its own right. Cubism has been enormously influential on modern art.
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|Noun||1.||cubism - an artistic movement in France beginning in 1907 that featured surfaces of geometrical planes|
analytical cubism - the early phase of cubism
synthetic cubism - the late phase of cubism
cubist - an artist who adheres to the principles of cubism
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cubism[ˈkjuːbɪzəm] N → cubismo m
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Cubism[ˈkjuːbɪzəm] n → cubisme m
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n → Kubismus m
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
cubism[ˈkjuːbɪz/əm] n → cubismo
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