The cubist movement in painting was one of the most important and influential artistic movements of the 20th century. It was developed by Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque from 1907, and expanded to include other artists such as Juan Gris and Francis Picabia. Cubism is characterized by the fragmentation of forms and the use of geometric lines and planes to represent objects in an abstract manner. Cubist artists also used a limited color palette and often incorporated African-inspired patterns and cubic forms in their works. Cubism had a significant impact on modern art and influenced many later movements, such as futurism and lyrical abstraction. It also had an influence on other areas of culture, such as architecture and fashion.
Pablo Picasso is one of the masters of the 20th century! His impact on modern painting is undeniable with the creation of cubism, alongside Georges Braque. But it was also his political commitments, notably alongside the Communist Party, or his strong personality that made him one of the most influential artists of his time.
Spaniard who fled his country under Franco, took refuge in Paris, Picasso is the author of a staggering number of works (50,000 officially) ranging from drawing to tapestry or ceramics.