Cubism originated in Paris, France with the work of Picasso and Braque between the years of 1907 and 1914. Many other famous painters of the style and period include such artists as Jean Metzinger, Juan Gris and Albert Gleizes.
Cubism developed from a need to portray the new way that science and technology was affecting the world and changing how people lived. These artists moved away from the idea that art must reflect nature. Life was not reflecting nature as much as it had before and art moved into new realms accordingly. Early cubism works had figures that could be identified as specific things, but in later versions, referred to as the hermetic styles, the work was abstracted that it became just planes of almost monochromatic color overlaid on one another.Learn More
The long river that runs through Paris, France is the Seine River. The Seine River originates west of the city of Dijon in northwestern France. The river travels northwest through Paris and eventually drains into the English Channel .Full Answer >
Many different types of undomesticated cabbage originated in Asia and were brought by the Celts into Europe around 600 B.C. Cabbage was domesticated by European farmers before 1000 B.C. Cabbage was brought from France to America in 1536 by navigator Jacques Cartier.Full Answer >
The two countries that most benefited from the Thirty Years' War and emerged strongest from the Treaty of Westphalia in 1648 were France and Sweden. France, under King Louis XIV, was able to gain territory at the expense of the Hapsburgs, and Sweden founded an empire.Full Answer >
Michelangelo created works of art during the Italian Renaissance period that were intense and provided a blend of physical realism and psychological insight, many of which have been well-preserved over the years. He received commissions from a number of rich and powerful men in his day.Full Answer >