Complete Definition of "cubism"

English

Alternative spellings
Cubism

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

See also the word cube (from Latin cubus, from AGr. polytonic|κÏÎ²Î¿Ï (kybos))

Noun
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  1. context|often|capitalized An artistic movement in the early 20th Century characterized by the depiction of natural forms as geometric structures of planes.

Quotations
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 âcubism,â in disparagement of a movement that would eclipse his leading influence on the Parisian avant-garde.

Related terms
cubist
cubistic
cubistically

Translations

Afrikaans: kubisme
Bosnian: t-|bs|kubizam|m
Bulgarian: кÑбизÑм (kubizum)
Catalan: cubisme
Croatian: t-|hr|kubizam|m
Czech: kubismus
Danish: kubismen
Dutch: kubisme
Esperanto: kubismo
Estonian: t-|et|kubism
Finnish: t-|fi|kubismi
French: t+|fr|cubisme
German: t-|de|Kubismus
Greek: t+|el|κÏβιÏμÏÏ|m|trkyvismos|scGrek
Hebrew: ק××××× (qubizm)
Hungarian: kubizmus
Ido: kubismo
Italian: t+|it|cubismo|m
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Japanese: ã­ã¥ãã¹ã  (kyubisumu)
Korean: ìì²´í (ipchepa); íë¹ì¦ (kyubijeum)
Latin: cubismus m
Polish: t-|pl|kubizm
Portuguese: t-|pt|cubismo|m
Romanian: t-|ro|cubism|n
Russian: кÑбизм m (kubizm)
Slovak: kubizmus
Slovenian: kubizem
Spanish: t-|es|cubismo|m
Swedish: t+|sv|kubism
Tamil: à®à®¿à®¯à¯à®ªà®¿à®à®®à¯
Turkish: kübizm
Ukrainian: кÑбÑзм (kubizm)
Vietnamese: lập thá»

Category:English words with optional capitalisation
Category:English nouns ending in -ism


Romanian

Noun
cubism

  1. Cubism

Category:Modern art
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