Cubism developed in the aftermath of Pablo Picasso's shocking 1907 Les Demoiselles d'Avignon in a period of rapid experimentation between Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque.
These two artists drew a lot of inspiration from Paul Cezanne's earlier work, where he had placed a huge emphasis on the underlying architecture of form. These artists used multiple vantage points to fracture images into geometric forms. Rather than modelled forms in an illusionistic space, figures were depicted as dynamic arrangements of volumes and planes where background and foreground merged.
The movement was one of the most groundbreaking of the early-20th century as it challenged the original Renaissance depictions of space, leading almost directly to experiments with non-representation by many different artists. Artists working in the Cubist style went on to incorporate elements of collage and popular culture into their paintings and to experiment with sculpture.
This lovely 40 x 50cm canvas of cubism figures is relatively challenging and has 30 colours. Each box contains a stretched, printed and numbered canvas, paint, brushes and a page detailing the numbers for an extra reference.
Paint by Numbers
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