Posts Tagged ‘Cubism’

Le Bateau-Lavoir – Noah’s Ark of Art

Le Bateau-Lavoir (“The Boat Wash-house”) was once a moldy old tenement in a shaded square in the Monmartre district of the 18th arrondissement of Paris, which has taken a prominent place in art history. Christened by the poet Max Jacob, the building became an anchored shelter for such artists and writers as Pablo Picasso, Otto…

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Papiers Collés

As an art form collage first appeared in Cubism founded by Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso to destroy the illusion of apparent three-dimentional space. In their paintings the artists broke objects down into geometric shapes and spread them out across the picture plane. Thus the objects could be seen from all sides simultaneously. Later they…

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