THE TIMELINE OF CUBISM

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This timeline presents the history of the fine art movement called Cubism in a horizontal band of continuous imagery. Each painting or collage is represented by a triple-square fragment. This allows the viewer to scroll horizontally and feel Cubism as it evolved.

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These fragments of Cubist art assemble the span of cubism into a whole. The timeline shows only the paintings of Braque, Picasso, and Gris, the three artists who made sustained contributions to Cubism.

Two of those artists, Braque and Picasso, were the creators of Cubism; Juan Gris was their most astute pupil, and, as the timeline demonstrates visually, he was a notable partner with Picasso's Cubism after 1912. The timeline includes pop-ups guiding the viewer to information on the specific paintings.

Cubist motifs were the "quotidien": faces of people, table tops, fruit, guitars, newspapers, typography, pipes, violins, posters, selzer, grapes, pears, bottles, anisette, pernod, banyuls, chair caning, wallpaper, wood grain, accordions, cafes, muscial instruments, sheet music, playing cards, harlequins.

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Protocubism
Analytical Cubism
Synthetic Cubism
Georges Braque

Pablo Picasso

Juan Gris

September 1908 --Matisse says Picasso is "making little cubes," referring to his work at L'Estaque.