CUBISM | Exhibition 2019
Artists are asked to explore the Cubist Art Style and create an original work/s of their own incorporating as many key ideas of the movement as possible.
JULY 3 - JULY 7, 11 AM - 4 PM.
"Cubism is not a reality you can take in your hand. It's more like a perfume, in front of you, behind you, to the sides, the scent is everywhere but you don't quite know where it comes from." -Pablo Picasso
"Cubism" was a highly influential visual arts style of the 20th century that was created principally by the painters Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque in Paris between 1907 and 1914. The Cubist style emphasized the flat, two-dimensional surface of the picture plane, rejecting the traditional techniques of perspective, foreshortening, modeling, and chiaroscuro and refuting time-honoured theories of art as the imitation of nature. Cubist painters were not bound to copying form, texture, colour, and space; instead, they presented a new reality in paintings that depicted radically fragmented objects, whose several sides were seen simultaneously.
CUBISM KEY IDEAS
ABANDON PERSPECTIVE & REALISTIC MODELING OF FIGURES
Cubist artists abandoned perspective, which had been used to depict space since the Renaissance, and they also turned away from the realistic modeling of figures.
CHANGING EXPERIENCE OF SPACE, MOVEMENT, AND TIME IN THE MODERN WORLD
Cubists explored open form, piercing figures and objects by letting the space flow through them, blending background into foreground, and showing objects from various angles. Some historians have argued that these innovations represent a response to the changing experience of space, movement, and time in the modern world. This first phase of the movement was called Analytic Cubism.
ACUTELY AWARE OF CURRENT EVENTS
In the second phase of Cubism, Synthetic Cubists explored the use of non-art materials as abstract signs. Their use of newspaper would lead later historians to argue that, instead of being concerned above all with form, the artists were also acutely aware of current events, particularly WWI.
UNITY BETWEEN A DEPICTED SCENE AND THE SURFACE OF THE CANVAS
Cubism paved the way for non-representational art by putting new emphasis on the unity between a depicted scene and the surface of the canvas. These experiments would be taken up by the likes of Piet Mondrian, who continued to explore their use of the grid, abstract system of signs, and shallow space.
9 CUBISTS EVERY ARTIST SHOULD KNOW:
Robert de la Fresnaye
Reference: The Art Story | https://www.theartstory.org/movement-cubism.htm
TO ENTER THE SHOW:
Read and complete the entry form, and provide at least 1 photo sample/s of each art/work being submitted, with submission fee.
Entry forms with samples/copies of work are preferred to be submitted in digital format to Gallery@theART247.com, however hard copy 4x6 photographs of the entries are also acceptable. You may submit up to four entries. You may submit up to three entries. Entries should include two dimensional and/or three dimensional work (Sculpture, Painting, Mixed Media, Photography / Photographics, etc.,) in the Cubist style. All entries must be original to the submitting artist. Work must be professionally mounted and/or framed. Fees: The fee for entry is $35.00 to be submitted with your entry form. Checks should be made out to ART247, LLC. Drop off entry forms to ART247, 247 Market Street Lockport, New York 14094.
Judging and Awards:
The entries will be juried by ART247. Viewers Choice Awards will be chosen at the opening reception:
Drawings, and photography must be matted and framed. Mats must be black, white or gray tone. Plexiglass is required for artwork 18” x 24” or larger. Frame color is restricted to black, white, gray or silver. No uniframes that leave the edges of the glass exposed will be accepted. Oils and acrylics must be framed or have the edges of the canvas neatly finished. All two dimensional work must have screw eyes and wire in place ready for hanging. No saw tooth or plastic clips will be accepted. All 3 dimensional work and sculptures must be able to stand unassisted on a flat surface or pedestal.
DETAILS and ENTRY FORM:
Print and Complete: CUBISM 2019 ENTRY FORM
CUBISM Exhibition 2019 Calendar Dates
Entries due between July 3 - 7, 2019 ONLY
Notification of Inclusion given by July 12, 2019
Drop off August 2 - 4, 2019 11am - 4pm
Exhibition Opens August 17, 2019
Opening Exhibition Reception August 17, 2019 1pm - 4pm
Viewer’s Choice awards will be announced during the event.
Exhibition closes September 15, 2019
Pick up date September 21 - 22, 2019 11pm - 4pm