Pursuing Pablo Picasso
The life and art of the man with many faces
Cubism, 1907-1914

Around 1907 Pablo Picasso and his friend Georges Braque began a whole new type of art called "Cubism."  It is called this because what the artist creates looks like it’s been broken up into little cubes.  Sometimes Cubist paintings looked very much like the real object.  Other times it was very difficult to see what the subject of the painting was.  It took great imagination to make a real object look completely different. 

 

Here are some example of Cubist art.  What do you think?  Think about how Picasso used his imagination to create it.

Woman Blue Hat, Pablo Picasso
Harlequin Leaning, Pablo Picasso