Sunday, March 15, 2009

From Collage to Cubism

Pablo Picasso (born Pablo Diego Jose Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno Maria de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santisima Trinidad Ruiz y Picasso, Spain 1881-1973)

(Below)The Cup of Coffee, 1913

Early collage techniques brought together such disparate materials as wall paper, magazine and newspaper clippings, charcoal and white chalk, possibly oil paints and often found 3-dimensional found objects in the style of Marcel Duchamp.

Stuart Davis (1894-1964) Percolator, 1927.

America's foremost Cubist painter was born in Philadelphia to an artistic African American family. He studied in Europe where he became influenced by the movement toward abstraction and, more specifically, Cubism. This piece shows how modernist painters often chose humble subjects or responded aesthetically to the mechanical advances of that era.

Picasso (Left) Still Life with Coffee Pot (La cafetiere) 1944

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