cubism definition

  • noun:
    • A nonobjective school of painting and sculpture created in Paris during the early twentieth century, characterized by the decrease and fragmentation of natural forms into abstract, often geometric frameworks usually rendered as a collection of discrete planes.
    • An artistic movement in the early twentieth Century characterized by the depiction of natural forms as geometric structures of planes.
    • A movement or phase in post-impressionism (which see, below).
    • an artistic activity in France beginning in 1907 that showcased surfaces of geometrical planes

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