Thursday, March 1, 2018

Analytic Cubism: almost no color & break the sape

Analytic Cubism developed between 1908 and 1912. 

As I said in class: To understand Cubism you have to wear Cubist glasses. 

In contrast to Synthetic cubism, Analytic cubism "analyzed" natural forms and reduced these forms into basic geometric parts on the two-dimensional picture plane.  

Color had to become a monochromatic scheme that often included grey, blue and ochre. Instead of an emphasis on color, Analytic cubists focused on forms like the cylinder, sphere and the cone to represent the natural world. It makes sense, if you have too much color, the forms disappear within the color overload.