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Art From Us MUSEUM GUIDE : Reina Sofia : Room 210

Today we arrive at Reina Sofia’s Room 210 – Cubism’s Break with Space,  for our weekly Museum Guide excursion, led by Divvya Nirula.

This gallery explores the many stylistic variations of Cubism. Presented here are our top three must-see objects on view here. Next time you visit the museum, do not miss these!

1. Woman with a Fan, 1916, by María Blanchard
2. Portrait of Tristan Tzara, 1923, by Robert Delauney
3. Cards & Dice, 1914, by Georges Braque

Image credit for artworks : Reina Sofia

Some fun facts about the Museum :

  • This gallery houses a treasure trove of Cubist art from the Reina Sofia’s collection.
  • – The works spotlight the artists and art that led to the conception and evolution of the Cubist movement.
  • –  Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, Diego Rivera, Paul Strand are just a few artists that were at the helm of this important stylistic development in Spain and around Europe.
  • – While Analytical Cubism and Synthetic Cubism are widely used terms today – artists of the era never used these words to describe their works.

As explained by the Museum :

“The terms “analytical” and “synthetic” are in fact part of the narratives developed by Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler based on the ideas of Juan Gris, and they were not generally in use in the practice of Cubism at the time.”

A Final Thought :

Cubism is one of the most important artistic movements to come out of Spain. The style is characterised by the breaking down of objects and visions into primary shapes. Artists aimed to show all perspectives of their subject at once on the canvas. The use of colour was liberal, as one noted a stark shift away from traditional Academic art that dominated the 18th and part of the 19th century.

Visit Art From Us Archive for Museum Guide collated by Divvya Nirula. Here you shall find more suggestions on where you should visit next. And what you should see there. 

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