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  1. the work produced by Picasso and Braque from about 1908 to 1912, an extension of Cézanne's; they wanted to paint not the appearance of the subject (after all, a camera can do that) but an analysis of the subject. nothing to do with cubes; appearance is fragmented into discontinuous planes, mostly in very dull colors, browns and blacks and grays, so as not to distract the viewer's attention from the formal experiment.
    analytical cubism
  2. to make pictures by pasting together scavenged scraps (like old newspapers, photographs, pieces of cloth, whatever) instead of drawing or painting. "Still Life with Chair Caning" (1912) introduced the practice into the fine arts
  3. Braque's and Picasso's work after around 1912. playful and more colorful, based on the new techniques of the collage and the papier collé. Even when there were no actual pasted scraps involved, the technique of collage, with its sharp edges and stylistic discontinuities, still left its marks.
    synthetic cubism
  4. popular style of novel that originated in Spain and flourished in Europe in the 17th and 18th centuries and has continued to influence modern literature. The term denotes a subgenre of usually satiric prose fiction and depicts in realistic, often humorous detail the adventures of a roguish hero of low social degree living by his or her wits in a corrupt society.
    picaresque novel
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2012-05-13 01:02:58
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