An exhibition highlighting the works of Picasso and Leger
Cubism was one of the first truly modern movements to emerge in art. It was created by Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881–1973) and Georges Braque (French, 1882–1963) in Paris between 1907 and 1914. Cubism can be described in two stages: 'Analytic' Cubism, where forms seem to be 'analyzed' and fragmented; and 'Synthetic' Cubism, where newspaper and other foreign materials are collaged to the surface of the canvas as 'synthetic' signs to represent objects.
Pablo Picasso was probably the most important figure of the twentieth century, in term of art. His career lasted 75 years progressing through a wide range of styles, interests and themes, in a wide variety of media. He is associated with pioneering Cubism, alongside Georges Braque, and he also made major contributions to Symbolism and Surrealism.