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Cubism was invented around 1907 in Paris by Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque. Cubism was the first abstract style of modern art. A Cubist painting mostly ignores the traditions of perspective drawing and shows you many views of a subject at one time. The Cubists introduced collage into painting. Cubism influenced many other styles of modern art including Orphism, Futurism, Vorticism, Suprematism, Constructivism and Expressionism.

Analytic CubismAnalytic cubists analyzed natural forms and reduced the forms into basic geometric parts on the two-dimensional picture plane. Colour was almost non-existent except for the use of a monochromatic scheme. Instead of an emphasis on colour, Analytic cubists focused on forms like the cylinder, sphere and the cone to represent the natural world.Portrait of Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler, 1910

Synthetic CubismSynthetic cubism is characterized by the introduction of different textures, surfaces, collage elements, and a large variety of merged subject matter. It was the beginning of collage materials being introduced as an important ingredient of fine art work.

Still Life with Fruit Dish and Mandolin, 1919

Pablo Ruiz y Picasso (1881-1973 )

I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them. - Pablo Picasso

Guernica (1937), Oil on Canvas, 349 cm 776 cm (137.4 in 305.5 in), Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid

Les Demoiselles d'Avignon (The Young Ladies of Avignon) 1907, Oil on Canvas, 243.9 cm 233.7 cm (96 in 92 in) Museum of Modern Art, New York City

Georges Braque (1882-1963 )

Art is meant to disturb. - Georges Braque

Violin and Candlestick 1910 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

The Portuguese 1911, Oil on Canvas 45 x 31. Oeffentliche Kunstsammlung Kunstmuseum

House of the Black Madonna A cubist building in the "Old Town" area of Prague, Czech republic. It was designed by Josef Gor. It is currently in use as a small museum of Cubism and is open to the public.

Kavarovic Villa The Kovarovic Villa by Josef Chochol is a must see for lovers of architecture, following of course, The villa is a wonderful expression of Cubism, inspired by the works of Braque and Picasso.

Lamp Post The only Cubist lamp post in the world is found in the city of Prague amid a combination of architectural styles. The lamp post by Emil Kralicek is worth seeing if only to say to your friends that you have seen the one and only Cubist lamp post in the world.

Creators of the Bulgarian State Monument A large monument built on a plateau above the city of Shumen, Bulgaria. It was built in 1981 to commemorate the 1300th anniversary of the First Bulgarian Empire. The monument is built in concrete in a Cubist style.