Differences And Similarities Between Cubist And Futurism

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Cubism and Futurism were two major art movements extremely influential to experimental artists in early 1900 America when both of these movements were at their peak. Both art forms lie in the abstract realm. There are many differences and similarities between Cubists and Futurists. One significant difference between Futurists and Cubists is that Cubists focused their art on still life or cafe scenes where text would often describe the scene while Futurists would inscribe words more similarly to that of mass media productions. One important similarity between Cubists and Futurists is that they both believed in putting art in a two dimensional surface plane. Unlike similar art forms and traditional perspectives of the time, Cubism focuses on the flat, 2-dimensional surface of the picture plane. Cubism rejected the idea that art should copy what is in front of the artists, but rather should be an abstracted version of what is perceived. Cubism as an art form utilizes this abstraction and flat perspective as an artistic language. Cubism challenged many art forms, including the Renaissance perspective that art is a representation of what is seen, a window on the world, to be directly seen and not interpreted. One argument made about Cubism is that artists may be striving to find a unity between the volume of the object in real life and the lack of volume of a flat canvas by implying volume without depicting it exactly on the flat canvas. Some of the major artists in the

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