Term 2, Issue 03 - Year 8 Art: Cubism | Siena College
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Year 8 Art: Cubism

Year 8 Art students have recently completed a unit on Cubism.

The Cubist painters rejected the inherited concept that art should copy nature, or that artists should adopt the traditional techniques of perspective, modelling, and foreshortening. They wanted instead to emphasise the two-dimensionality of the canvas. So, they reduced and fractured objects into geometric forms, and then realigned these within a shallow, relief-like space. They also used multiple or contrasting vantage points.

There are two styles of Cubism: Analytical and Synthetic. Below you can see a selection of student paintings inspired by Synthetic Cubism.

Susan Keech

Art Teacher
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