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also 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.]

cub′ist n.
cu·bis′tic adj.
cu·bis′ti·cal·ly adv.
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Adj.1.cubistic - relating to or characteristic of cubism; "cubist art"
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Writing in Mein Kampf (1925), he refers to Cubism and Dadaism as "the morbid excrescences of insane and degenerate men," external symptoms of political and cultural decay: "Just as one could hardly imagine sixty years ago that the greatness achieved by Germany at the time would undergo a political collapse, so it was unthinkable that there could be a cultural collapse that began to manifest itself in futuristic and cubistic art forms after 1900" (235).
However, some other paintings are found to be cubistic in style.
Overall, one's impression was that Legaspi was in love with the human figure, whether female or male, rendered in a diaphanous, cubistic style.
By articulating the value of Heidegger's concepts for a reading of the novel, I will make a case for moving away from the cubistic reading, which ultimately serves as a stand-in, on the subject of space and time, for a Husserlian hermeneutic.
It appears to have been in his calligraphic studies that Nahle found the means to liberate his work from the copybook's cubistic aesthetic, and to find a way to use acrylics to suspend the impression of movement in the stasis of paint.
But also because the tripod shows the object in rotation and the vessel becomes cubistic.
The cubistic lens flattens the horse heads into stringed or wired musical instruments, "banjo-faced jackrabbits" (993) and a "fiddle-head horse"(998) to accompany the atonal sounds made by the other horses.
Nonetheless, you will find lesson ideas in the book (Surrealistic and Dada paintings, Pop art and Cubistic suggestions, and using impasto--to name a few) that don't rely on tracing.
111) He stressed again from a historical perspective that the predominance of decor--whether the decor is of realistic, naturalistic, cubistic, or surrealistic inspiration, it is always a decor, and the principle is the same--is an obstacle to the development of dramatic text and art.
Situated at the center of Muller's fiction, women form a cubistic portrait comprehending various faces of feminine characters--from her mother who tells her daughter that one day, as a corollary of her sluttish behavior, she will bring a Romanian man on her parents' doorstep thus shunning their ethnic purity, to Lilli, the tragic character in The Appointment.
An uncharacteristically carefree Wyeth, a cubistic Pollack, and an O'Keeffe still life are the icing; dig further, and the connections between works made generations apart (which are intentionally exhibited together to promote a dialogue) begin to resonate.
Her own fragmented writing, with its use of repetitive phrases as literary building blocks and multiple perspectives, was influenced by Picasso's cubistic painting.