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Who invented cubism?
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The first real cubist paintings are those of Spanish painter Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque, a French painter working at roughly the same time. While many art historians trace the beginnings of the movement to Picasso's seminal work Les Demoiselles D'Avignon, the term "cubism" itself was first used by art critic Louis Vauxcelles to describe Braque's landscapes, which featured highly abstract geometrical forms. However, early cubist painter Guillaume Apollinaire claimed that the terms was first used (pejoratively) by Henri Matisse to describe new style paintings, and Apollinaire also located the movement's origins in the work of André Derain.
Posted by rrteacher on October 27, 2012 at 1:17 AM (Answer #1)
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