Deconstructing perspective with Picasso and peers
Pioneered by Picasso and Braque, Cubism has been described as the first avant-garde art movement of the 20th century. With inspiration from African and Native American art and sculpture, its practitioners deconstructed European conventions of viewpoint, form, perspective to create flattened, fragmented, and revolutionary images.
Picasso’s celebrated painting Les Demoiselles d’Avignon is typically regarded as the original cubist work, with its radical fracturing of objects and figures into distinct areas, corresponding to multiple different viewpoints. Cubism thereafter developed two distinct trends: Analytical Cubism, which continued to interweave perspectival planes in muted blacks, greys and ochre, and later Synthetic Cubism, characterised by simpler shapes, brighter colors, and collage elements such as newspaper.
This book presents the prime protagonists of Cubism, with work from artists including Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, Fernand Léger, Juan Gris, Albert Gleizes, and Robert Delaunay.
About the series:
Each book in TASCHEN's Basic Art series features:
Anne Ganteführer-Trier (b. 1965) studied art history, German literature and modern history in Bonn. From 1990-1996 she worked for the August Sander archive in Cologne, and as a research assistant at the Photographische Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur, Cologne. A freelance curator and writer, she heads the Department of Photography at art auctioneers Van Ham Kunstauktionen. Her publications and exhibitions include contributions to Candida Höfer: Orte Jahre, Photographien 1968-1999; Zeitgenossen: August Sander und die Kunstszene der 20er Jahre im Rheinland; and Jeff Wall: Bilder von Landschaften.
|Cover||Hardcover with dust jacket|
|Dimensions||cm 21,0 x 26,0|