Comparing The Rejection Of Renaissance Artwork Of Georges Braque And Pablo Picasso

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The cubist artworks of Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso constitute a complete rejection of Renaissance painting ideals. Although paintings such as The Portuguese (1911) subtly depict commonplace objects such as newspapers and musical instruments, their representation on canvas defies the traditional preference for naturalism, modelling and linear perspective. In purposefully questioning these aforementioned principles, cubism is much more conceptually based rather than grounded in aestheticism. The chaotic fragmentation of objects on the canvas symbolizes the inherent difficulties of truthfully representing the three-dimensional on a two-dimensional surface, with the objects depicted appearing flattened and presented from multiple
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