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an artistic movement in France beginning in 1907 that featured surfaces of geometrical planes

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"With the approval of Cubicin we join an elite group of biopharmaceutical companies that have transitioned from discovery-based startups to operating companies," maintains Michael Bonney, president and chief executive officer of Cubist.
"This approval not only brings a valuable new antibiotic treatment option to the medical community but also represents years of dedicated effort by Cubist employees and collaborators," he says.
"Here was the future in flat planes and clean colors, with lucid arcs and angles replacing old-fashioned realist imagery, and all laws of gravity repealed in favor of the aerial freedom appropriate to the new century of speed and flight." What is moving about the art of the Park Avenue Cubists is that it belonged to the dark reality of the Depression by expressing the same bright dream of the future that the 1939 New York World's Fair conveyed.
Their work was criticized as "derivative." So much of contemporary art since the 1960s has been taken up with the appropriation of past forms that we are far less concerned with repetition than the 1930s or '40s were, when the Park Avenue Cubists had to defend their originality.
The goal of Cubist artists was an improved kind of realism made by changing objects into flat-sided geometric forms that showed very little depth.
Cubist artists were not trying to imitate appearances, however.
I point out how the artists used bright colors and patterns along with the multi-faceted quality of the subject matter, earning the style the name "Cubism." We also look at examples of African masks, and how their simple forms and distortions influenced the Cubists.
The Cubists apparently took this notion seriously--and to its logical extreme.
Back then, Cubism was commonly said to have begun with the Demoiselles, which had become the best known of aU Cubist pictures, even though it wasn't Cubist.
Don't try too hard to understand it in the Romantic or Impressionist or Cubist sense--that does not have any connection with it.
Cubists wanted to free themselves from traditional concepts of space represented by Renaissance perspective.
Almost two dozen years after "Picasso and Braque: Pioneering Cubism" wowed visitors at New York's Museum of Modern Art, the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas, and California's Santa Barbara Museum of Art have come together to mount "Picasso and Braque: The Cubist Experiment, 1910-1912." With this show, the two institutions couldn't have hatched a cheekier project.
Such was the pulling-power of the intense controversy surrounding Cubism, however, that it was as Les Peintres cubistes that it carne out in Paris in March 1913.