Cubism

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Cubism, in various forms, is a way to represent multiple viewpoints of a subject or image. To say it is challenging to view is an massive understatement, but I can at least appreciate what it is trying to do. There is some consideration that the approach may have been inspired by Cezanne, as there is almost Cubist distortion in some of his paintings.  Looking at Cubism and Research Point: Multiple viewpoints discuss part of my journey towards being able to understand and appreciate the approach.

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“Even though Cézanne’s painting project was very different from Picasso’s, Cubist painters including Braque, Metzinger and Picasso himself all said that Cézanne’s work profoundly influenced them.” from How Cézanne Influenced Cubism

Paul Cézanne, Still Life with Apples and Oranges, 1895-1900
Paul Cézanne, Still Life with Apples and Oranges, 1895-1900 from http://mary-adam.blogspot.co.uk/2006/11/czanne-1-multiple-viewpoints-and-cubism.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pablo_Picasso#/media/File:Pablo_Picasso,_1911,_Still_Life_with_a_Bottle_of_Rum,_oil_on_canvas,_61.3_x_50.5_cm,_Metropolitan_Museum_of_Art,_New_York.jpg
1911, Still Life with a Bottle of Rum, oil on canvas, 61.3 × 50.5 cm, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York