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The Greatest Works of Famous Cubist Art

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List of famous Cubism artwork, listed alphabetically with photos when available. The Cubism movement was an awakening in the world of art, producing new types of paintings and sculptures that the world had never seen before. This is a list of the most popular Cubism art pieces, so art enthusiasts will likely recognize the names of the famous artists who created these pieces. These renowned pieces of Cubism artwork are showcased in museums all over the world, so if you can't afford an expensive vacation then this list is a great substitute for seeing fine Cubism art. In the chance that pictures of these historic Cubism works of art aren't available, you can click on the name of the piece for more information.

This list has a variety of pieces in it, from Les Demoiselles d'Avignon to Las Meninas (after Velázquez).

If you want to know, "What is Cubism art?" or "What are examples of Cubism art?" then this list will answer your questions.
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    Dora Maar au Chat is a 1941 painting by Pablo Picasso. It depicts Dora Maar, the painter's lover, seated on a chair with a small cat perched on her shoulders. This work is one of the world's most expensive paintings....  more
    • Artist: Pablo Picasso
    • Subject: Dora Maar
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Cubism
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    Guernica is a mural-sized oil painting on canvas by Spanish artist Pablo Picasso completed by June 1937. The painting, which uses a palette of gray, black, and white, is known as one of the most moving and powerful anti-war paintings in history. Standing at 11 feet tall and 25.6 feet wide, the large mural shows the suffering of people, animals, and buildings wrenched by violence and chaos. The painting is believed to be a response to the bombing of Guernica, a Basque Country village in northern Spain, by German and Italian warplanes at the request of the Spanish Nationalist. Upon completion, Guernica was displayed around the world in a brief tour, becoming famous and widely acclaimed, and...  more
    • Artist: Pablo Picasso
    • Subject: War, Spanish Civil War, Suffering
    • Art Form: Painting
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    Les Demoiselles d'Avignon is a large oil painting created in 1907 by the Spanish artist Pablo Picasso. The work portrays five nude female prostitutes from a brothel on Carrer d'Avinyó in Barcelona. Each figure is depicted in a disconcerting confrontational manner and none are conventionally feminine. The women appear as slightly menacing and rendered with angular and disjointed body shapes. Three figures on the left exhibit facial features in the Iberian style of Picasso's native Spain, while the two on the right are shown with African mask-like features. The racial primitivism evoked in these masks, according to Picasso, moved him to "liberate an utterly original artistic style of...  more
    • Artist: Pablo Picasso
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Cubism
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  • Portrait of Picasso (1912) is an important early Cubist painting by Spanish artist Juan Gris....  more
    • Artist: Juan Gris
    • Subject: Pablo Picasso
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Cubism
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