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noun 
  1. (context, often, capitalized) An artistic movement in the early 20th Century characterized by the depiction of natural forms as geometric structures of planes.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: kubisme
  • French: cubisme(fr)
  • German: Kubismus(de)
  • Italian: cubismo(it)m
    • Japanese: ã­ã¥ãã¹ã  (kyubisumu)
    • Spanish: cubismo(es)m
    Etymology: From French cubisme. One story is that, in 1908, as a new canvas by Braques 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 (polytonic, ) (kybos))


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