- Glossary definition: Cubism

A revolutionary art movement developed in Paris by Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque. The most influential style of the twentieth century, beginning in 1907 and ending around 1914, cubism is based on the simultaneous presentation of multiple views, disintegration, and the geometric reconstruction of objects in flattened, ambiguous pictorial so space; figure and ground merge into one interwoven surface of shifting planes. Colour is limited to neutrals.