Cubis Sculptures

Cubis Sculptures

There are 22 sculptures.

Cubis sculptures attempt to reflect various views on the same object from several perspectives at the same time. In history, although not  achieving precisely the same effect, we can see how this approach was used (rather a lack of perspective) in African art. It is here, where we see carvings in wood or drawing in which you could see the object...

Cubis sculptures attempt to reflect various views on the same object from several perspectives at the same time. In history, although not  achieving precisely the same effect, we can see how this approach was used (rather a lack of perspective) in African art. It is here, where we see carvings in wood or drawing in which you could see the object from different points of view at one glance.

It is clear that both African and pre-Columbian art have inspired the artists who created Cubism. For example, in Picasso his inspiration in African art is very strong. We cannot fail to notice the reminiscences of African drawings and their cubis sculptures.

The word cubist comes from the derogatory term that was used by the French critic Vauxcelles. He defined "cubist" as an overlap of cubes. Both in cubis drawings and cubis sculptures.

It was the first vanguard that broke with all of the previous, giving a very different vision to the manifestation of a world and showing a totally new approach thereto.

The Girls of Avignon (Moma of New York) by Pablo Picasso, is an icon of Cubism. This work has been interpreted as the beginning of cubism. To the cubis sculptures one should also include Picasso’s self-portrait.

Another Spaniard, Juan Gris, developed a great pictorial work being referring in it to  the beginnings of cubism. Although he did not specialise in the cubist sculpture.

All this took place in France (Paris) between 1907 and 1914. A period rich in breaking the forms and bonds of classical art, as they ware known until then. Although it is not until Picasso, that cubism becomes a world recognised movement, both in painting and sculptures.

In our Buysculpture art gallery, we can see our sculptor Miguel Guia, who set out to open the cubism window again. To achieve this, he modelled some great cubis sculptures at the end of the 20th and beginning of the 21st centuries. These sculptures show a new cubism, without even stopping to drink from the same fountains that the first cubists drank in Paris.

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