This morning while having a meeting with my team at Philz Coffee, we came across a story from Washington Post released 20 October 2001. It was like this –
There never used to be any question about the difference between art and life. No matter how closely it resembled its subject matter from the real world, art was clearly separated from that subject until 20th-century artists began to challenge even this most basic distinction.
This phenomenon began with the works of Pablo Picasso specifically, his Cubist collages from 1912-13. Numerous scholars have written eloquently about the history and significance of Cubism. Suffice it to say here that Cubism-invented by Picasso and Georges Braque around 1908 really was as important a development in the history of Western art as everyone says it was. Cubist paintings retain some tie to observed reality since are usually based on an identifiable they subject, such as a figure holding a musical instrument or a still life. Yet it is often difficult to identify the subject matter in these works because the Cubists distorted forms to the point where they became unrecognizable.
Perhaps this is the beginning of collage art.
By Pablo Picasso, Guitar and Wine Glass, 1912
Andy Hanson is the Chief Editor of Artify Your Walls by PanelWallArt.com