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Czech Cubism



An expression of art, the Cubo-Expressionism was an art development that had taken over the population of Prague like fire. Also know as Czech Cubism, this phenomena  is one to blow the minds of all artists and art lovers alike. Seen in Prague during  1912 to 1914, cubism is literally a chunk of the glorious and never-aging Czech history.

During the early 1900s, Czech was known as Bohemia, being a magnet for all sorts of arts in the form of paintings, sketches, sculptures and architecture. The population of Bohemia was probably often scrutinized by the neighboring cities and countries, as everyone was awed by the steady, but distinctive growth of modernization. Being the center of arts for Europe, people wishing for a revolution in the world of the arts, gathered together. And they got just that.

It started when two world-famous painters called Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso, also known as the Independants, followed the geometric forms that were present in the works of Paul Cezanne. Around sometime during 1908, the word “cubism” came up from the paintings of Braque and Picasso, blowing the minds of all art lovers around. And then without a warning, everyone wanted a taste of this innovation.

Bohemia had an already-existing team of artists back then, known as the Manes Association. The young and expressionism-hungry members of this group begun a team of their own, naming it the Group of Plastic Artists. They began following the Independants, adding lines and crystalline forms in their pieces of art, which meant the likes of pyramids and prisms.

Cubism in Prague had taken off well, but was brought to a pause during the World War I. However, people picked it back up, once the war was done and dealt with, using it as maturely as possible. Pavel Janak was a dire follower of the Czech Cubism, managing to make it a larger scale matter. Along with adding the cubism in the design and production of furnitures and architectural drafts, he incorporated this form of art in buildings too. And a sweet reminder of that era and the rule of Czech Cubism can still be viewed when locals and tourists take a round of Prague. 


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