Analytical cubism


An offshoot of Cubism, Analytical Cubism, it was a method explored by Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso between 1902-1912 of presenting a total experience whereby the subject was freed of the traditional link to a moment in time but tied to sustained existence through sensations of light, form and space. This treatment on a flat surface was the arranging of elements of the subject to convey a three-dimensional effect, showing multi-perspectives of the subject. By 1911, Picasso had carried this exploration so far that his subjects were scarcely recognizable. Source: Phaidon Dictionary of Twentieth Century Art. (See Cubism in Glossary)