Compare And Contrast Cubism And Futurism

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Introduction In the first two decades of the twentieth century, the world experienced change that radically impacted in all aspects of human life socially, politically, culturally and economically. Advances and innovations in technology and science further transformed the state of commerce and industry in making life much easier for all people in societies. Visual art and design also experienced a series of creative movements that questioned long-held values and approaches to organizing space as well as the role of art and design in society. Among the modern and first art movements that occurred during these early decades of the twentieth century were cubism and futurism, which directly influenced the graphic language of form and visual communication (Meggs & Purvis 2012:256). The essay will be comparing, contrasting and going into detail about these two art movements in terms of their origins, philosophies and methods of creating art, distinguishing characteristics and their method of relating the subject and viewer in time and space. Also, the essay will discuss the examples of the works done by the artists from each movement. Origins Cubism was “a style and movement in early 20th century art in which objects and people are represented as geometric shapes, often shown from many different angles at the same time”(Hornby 2005:356). In terms of origins, “Cubism derived its name from remarks that were made by the painter Henri Matisse and the critic Louis Vauxcelles, who

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