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Cubism and Its Legacy

August 17, 2013, through December 22, 2013
In the first few decades of the twentieth century, avant-garde artists sought to challenge traditional notions about pictorial representation by creating art that responded to the rapidly changing modern world that surrounded them. The most far-reaching and radical of these artistic movements was cubism, developed between 1907 and 1914 by Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque. Their artistic collaboration produced works that defied the Renaissance convention that painting should represent an illusionistic window into the world. Instead, cubism shattered preconceived notions about vision, asserted the flatness of the picture plane and the materiality of paint, and presented subjects from various perspectives and planes at the same time. Cubism and Its Legacy, drawn from the Hood Museum of Art's extensive collection of modern and contemporary art, presents the vast range of work made possible by these developments.
This exhibition was organized by the Hood Museum of Art and made possible by Marie-Louise and Samuel R. Rosenthal Fund, the Ray Winfield Smith 1918 Fund, and the Bernard R. Siskind 1955 Fund.
Curated by Sarah Powers, Assistant Curator for Special Projects

Related events 

Sep 25
Hood Museum of Art
This discussion-based workshop explores the concepts, forms, and materials used by cubist artists and the impact their ideas have had on the art world through the 1960s.
Oct 05
Hood Mueum of Art
Take a guided tour of the exhibition Cubism and Its Legacy
Oct 08
Hood Museum of Art, second-floor galleries
Talk by Sarah Powers, Assistant Curator for Special Projects
Nov 09
Learn how cubist artists invented new ways of depicting the world by creating images with fractured shapes and patterns. Then, we will create collages inspired by cubist art.

Exhibition subject 

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