CUBISM: THE ART OF SHAPES
In 1907, a young French artist named Georges Braque, and his friend Pablo Picasso, invented a new style of painting called cubism.
What is CUBISM?
Cubism breaks down everyday objects into geometric shapes (most often squares). Cubism also tries to show all sides of an object (front, bottom, side, and back) in one painting, creating a very abstract image.
Georges Braque also invented a new technique of painting called papier collé.
What is papier collé?
Papier collé is a French word meaning pasted paper. It is like a collage; it uses printed paper (music, newspaper or wall paper), sand, sawdust, or anything else to help create texture to a painting.
George Braque’s other love was music. He was a trained musician and played the violin, flute and accordion. Looking at his paintings, what do you think was Georges’ favorite instrument?
Answer: the violin
In this project, you are going to create a papier collé of a violin in the cubism style