Cubism

Posted on April 26th, 2011

Pablo Picasso Portrait of Daniel Henry Kahnweiler 1910

The Cubist movement in painting was developed by Spaniard Pablo Picasso and Frenchman Georges (zhorzh) Braque (Brak) around 1907. Cubism became a major influence on Western art. The artists chose to break down the subjects they were painting into a number of facets, showing several different aspects of one object simultaneously. The work up to 1912 is known as Analytical Cubism, concentrating on geometrical forms using subdued colors. The second phase, known as Synthetic Cubism, used more decorative shapes, stencilling, collage, and brighter colors. It was then that artists such as Picasso and Braque started to use pieces of cut-up newspaper in their paintings.

For this project you are going to take 2 pictures. The subject matter is up to you and you are going to break them up using the technique you learn by completing the Cubism Tutorial. You will be turning them in together on one sheet as a diptych.

Requirements:
1.) Contact Sheet - None. You will have just two images to work from.
2.) One Final Diptych - Subject matter is up to you. You will be working more within the parameters of Analytic Cubism rather than Synthetic Cubism therefor your final must be monochromatic. Each photo must have at least 50 layers, you must have at least 25 pattern layers on each photo as well.
3.) 2 Photos due: Thursday 5/3.
4.) Final diptych due: Friday 5/6.

Former Student Examples:


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