Chronology MMoCA Collects


Cubism (1909–1918)

Cubism was a radical style of painting that developed in Paris between 1908 and 1912. Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque were its creators. Cubist style fragmented subject matter into intersecting planes that could be opaque, translucent, or transparent. Initially monochromatic, the style evolved to include bright, flat color. In addition to being applied to drawings, prints, and sculpture, it provided the basis for the invention of collage, a new type of work on paper fabricated with cut-up and pasted papers.

The pictorial discoveries of Picasso and Braque resulted in an art movement whose style was one of the most influential in the history of twentieth-century Modern Art.