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The Greatest Famous Cubist Paintings

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List of famous Cubism paintings, listed alphabetically with pictures of the art when available. The Cubism period was a cultural awakening in the art world, so it's no surprise it produced some of the most historic paintings in the history of the world. The works of art listed below are some of the most popular Cubism paintings, so most of the artist's names who created these works will be very recognizable. Renowned paintings from the Cubism period are showcased in museums all around the world, so save yourself an expensive vacation by simply scrolling through this list.

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  • Glass of Beer and Playing Card is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Famous Cubist Paintings
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    Glass of Beer and Playing Cards (1913) is a painting by Spanish artist Juan Gris. The painting is currently part of the collection of the Columbus Museum of Art in Columbus, Ohio.... more on Wikipedia
    • Artist: Juan Gris
    • Subject: Beer, Playing card
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Cubism
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  • Guernica is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Famous Cubist Paintings
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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 on Wikipedia
    • Artist: Pablo Picasso
    • Subject: War, Spanish Civil War, Suffering
    • Genres (Art): Narrative art
    • Art Form: Painting
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    Harlequin with Guitar

    Harlequin with Guitar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Famous Cubist Paintings
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    Harlequin with Guitar (1919) is a painting by Spanish artist Juan Gris. The painting is currently in Galerie Louise Leiris, Paris, France.... more on Wikipedia
    • Artist: Juan Gris
    • Subject: Guitar
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Cubism
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  • Improvisation is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Famous Cubist Paintings
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    • Artist: Andrew Dasburg
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Cubism
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