Cubism In The Renaissance Art

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In 476 CE marks the fall of the Roman Empire and Western Europe has become fractured. By the twelfth century, a collection of Italian republics is forming and began to renew Europe and engineer the blueprints for today’s modern Western world. This period is called the Renaissance, a time of great invention and cultural change in Europe. During the Renaissance, one of the remarkable changes was in the fields of architecture, art and science. Unlike the conformity of the early Middle Ages in terms of artistic style which focused on symbolism, Renaissance art are more anatomically accurate incorporated with the technique of perspective. In the twelfth and thirteenth century Italy, feudalism and stability has been re instituted into the newly liberated…show more content…
In the early twentieth century, technologies are advancing faster than it has ever been. However, with the world progressing rapidly towards the modern age, change was inevitable. Cubism is an art movement with artworks of aesthetic radicalism. The word Cubism is derived from the use of angular shapes instead of conventional forms of representation. It first began in with the painting “Les Demoiselles d` Avignon” by Pablo Piccaso in 1907. The painting was portrayed in a way that many find unusual due to the non-conformant conception of beauty standards set by Renaissance painters. It is the first style of abstract art which emerged at the start of the twentieth century. Cubism in context is simply the denial of classical representation of one’s perception. The ignorance of proportion and perspective is one of the many singularities prominent in cubism art. Perspective is one of the toughest obstacles to overcome by Cubist as the illusion of space can only be portrayed through perspective. Because of its dependence of classical traditions, the next step to take in order to revolutionize art is to break away from it. It is not impossible to change the mathematical fact of perspective, but it is possible to vary one’s point of view. The Artists nowadays portray still life through different views of the objects and by overlapping one view after another, to achieve…show more content…
As Filippo Brunelleschi first discovered linear perspective, much experimentation were made and branched out to more findings. Perspective led art into a revolution where artists now could project images with the depth of a foreground as well as a background. They could furthermore emphasize the main focus of an object within the space. The audiences gaze would be directed to a specific portion where by giving the object more significance in composition. Furthermore, in today’s society, linear perspective has contributed to modern day architecture as architects are able to have a clearer visual idea before executing the construction. Meanwhile, Graphic Designers uses perspective as a principal of design to capture viewer’s attention and convey messages through impactful designs of posters. Linear perspective is truly one of the wonders of the
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