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cubism


Picasso was a pioneer of cubism.
  an artistic movement pioneered by Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque that featured surfaces of geometrical planes to depict three-dimensional organic forms
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  • Picasso was a pioneer of cubism.
  • I sketch a Cubist tree with hundreds of skinny rectangles for branches.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Speak
  • You would talk about intensity and self-denial, while throwing around words like Futurism, Bauhaus, and synthetic Cubism.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • If she couldn’t love her fourteen-year-old schoolboy, she could at least love cubism.
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being

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  • All the cubist stuff was gimmicky, as far as she was concerned.
    Jeannette Walls  --  The Glass Castle
  • Carved out of blocks of gray-black stone, with a square crown on its head, that cubist lion resembled a chess piece.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • The tenor was hitting cubist notes and we’d had a number of half drinks and the drummer was firing rim shots or whatever they do and in the local noise and the wider dislocation of a nightscape that was unfamiliar, I tried to understand what Sims was saying.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • She’s watching Nathaniel intently, as if studying a Cubist painting.
    Steve Lopez  --  The Soloist
  • While being interviewed by an American art magazine, Saunière had expressed his distaste for the modernist Cubist movement by noting that Picasso’s masterpiece Les Demoiselles d’Avignon was a perfect anagram of vile meaningless doodles.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • "You did a good job with that Cubist sketch," he says.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Speak

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  • I say hello to my poster of Maya and my Cubist tree.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Speak
  • Cubism.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Speak
  • He spoke of Fauvism, Cubism, Expressionism, and Futurism—words I’d never heard before—and I was struck not only by the subtle distinctions that he drew, but by the hunger with which Ruth devoured every word.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
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Associated words [difficulty]:   cubism [8] , Rococo [7] , surrealism [7] , Pre-Raphaelite [8] , pointillism [8] , fauvism [9] , pop art [9]
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