Cubism is the most distinctive avant-garde style of the 20th century, responding to the decorative nature of Art Nouveau and historicism in Paris. The main exponents were Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque.
Czech Cubism was inspired by the presence of Czech artists in Paris. It originated from about 1910 through the 1920s, mainly in Prague, where representatives of the style came together in the Mánes art association.
Cubism did not only manifest itself in the Czech environment in fine art, painting and sculpture, but it became unique in the global context because of its influence on architecture, applied art design and furniture.
Artists and architects promoted their designs and products especially in the Prague Artěl cooperative group.
The basic building blocks of Cubism are the geometric shapes of the square, rectangle, triangle, prism, cube and needle. However, they cannot be used alone, but combined with curves.
After the end of the First World War, the prevailing tendencies of the movement turned to rondo-cubism. It is an aesthetically richer and more complex combination and intersection of the existing elements with other geometric shapes, such as the circle, ellipse, sphere, cylinder or cone. This extension, however, found its opponents among the proponents of traditional Cubism, who called it "mannerism".
For HasModern, Cubism is one of the most interesting periods of the 20th century and replicas of furniture or lamps of this style are always a challenge and a dream job for our workshops.
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