cubism

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From French cubisme. One story is that, in 1908, as a new canvas by Braque was being carried past, someone said, “Encore des Cubes! assez de cubisme!”. The quotations below ascribe the coinage to Matisse.

See also the word cube (from Latin cubus, from Ancient Greek κύβος (kybos)).

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cubism (uncountable)

  1. (often capitalized) An artistic movement in the early 20th Century characterized by the depiction of natural forms as geometric structures of planes.
    • 2003, The New Yorker, 3 March,
      Matisse coined the name Cubism as a derisive joke.
    • 2005, The New Yorker, 29 Aug, p. 78,
      A few recall that, in 1908, he [Matisse] inspired the coinage of the term “cubism,” in disparagement of a movement that would eclipse his leading influence on the Parisian avant-garde.

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cubism

  1. cubism