cubism

František Zelenka Terezín 1944 theatre props

František Zelenka (1896 – 1942) was a Czech architect and stage and graphic designer. He was born in Prague. Zelenka’s career in the theatre was initiated by K.H. Hilar, the National Theatre director in Prague in 1926.Read More →

Chair in Czech cubist style

the beginning of the 20th century. Czech Cubism embraced architecture, design and decorative arts and flourished most prolifically in the years immediately preceding and following the outbreak of the First World War.Read More →

Winold Reiss Interior

Influenced by the international modern art movements that had recently swept across Europe, he blended cubism, which used geometric shapes to create abstract images, and fauvism, which favoured the use of bold colours to suggest shapes, with interest in ethnography to create a unique style of portraiture that sought to reveal the subject more thoroughly than the simple rendering of physical features.Read More →

Erin O'Keefe

The wrongness of images, or our apperceptions of them: What appears to be a painting is actually a photograph. What appear to be two-dimensional painted lines, curves, rectangles, arabesques, planes of color, or abstract geometries with trompe l’oeil shadows are in fact three-dimensional objects carefully arranged, brightly illuminated, and flattened into a beguiling single plane by the lens of a camera.Read More →

Synthetic cubism - featured image

Synthetic cubism is the later phase of cubism, generally considered to have run from about 1912 to 1914, characterised by simpler shapes and brighter colours.Read More →

Google Arts and Culture

The following are 5 popular topics that are published on Google and Arts and Culture. It is one of my favourite parts of the Google universe.Read More →

Georges Braque - Still Life with a Bunch of Grapes

Among the ideas that have influenced the painting of the last 100 years, perhaps the most important has been Cubism.  The name was attached as an epithet to the efforts of a group of painters in Paris.Read More →

Cubism: Colour Library

Cubism was one of the most influential movement in Western art this century. Beginning withRead More →