"Cubism was an attack on the perspective that had been used for 500 years. It confused people: they said,
'Things don't look like that!'"
One of the most influential art movement of the 20th century, Cubism was founded around 1907 and 1908 by Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque with the aim to reject the traditional techniques of perspective and refuting the idea of art as pure imitation of nature. By breaking objects and figures down into distinct areas or planes, the artists aimed to propose a revolutionary new approach to represent reality. Explore Cubism by starting from What is Cubism? and browse our curated list of artworks from cubism painters such as Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, Juan Gris and others.