Eyewire Museum: Evil Cubism

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Evil Cubism: Saturday, April 20 @ 12 AM ET –  April 25 @ 12 PM ET

Swag (generously sponsored by @susi): The top scoring player will win 1 pencil pouch full of goods! Second and third place each win sticker sheets.

Now we take a great leap forward in time to the early 20th century, where a very different type of art was emerging from the creative minds of artists of the time.

Like with Eyewire Evil Cubes, Cubism relies heavily on the cube as a foundation, and often involves a lot of squinting and head-scratching.

Of course, the most famous cubist and the person often thought to be the creator of cubism was Pablo Picasso. However the less well known and less boisterous artist Georges Braque, is also considered to be a pioneer of the movement.

Unlike Renaissance painters, Cubists were not satisfied with trying to bring perspective and accuracy to the canvas. Instead Cubism breaks up objects and then reassembles them so that they appear to appeal to many perspectives at once. Cubist paintings abstract the images and make the viewer more aware of 2D surface rather than the illusion of a 3D world.

As with a good critique of a cubist painting, you should look at your Evil Cubes from a variety of perspectives to make sure all their evil parts are in place. Sometimes taking in multiple viewpoints is the only way to do something so weird and abstract justice! Happy tracing and may the Evilist Cubists take 1st place!

Artwork by Daniela Gamba