three sisters in blue by Laurent Proneur


Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque invented what is now known as Analytic Cubism around 1910. The purpose of Cubist art is to share a subject from multiple perspectives at once. Prior to this, post-Renaissance paintings and drawings tried to mimic reality. Cubism shattered the formality of representational art being restricted by reality. Cubist artists imagined shards of different views of a subject rendered into a single image, sometimes as collage. This highly-intentional disruption of time and space introduced abstraction into our collective art history.

This collection of works by living artists draw clear influence from the Cubists, even if not adhering faithfully to the idea of multiple perspectives.