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This gallery displays art from the Cubist movement which lasted from the early 1900's.

Here, a still life was taken into account using a cubist style. The guitar outline is in white, but is not entirely filled in, but instar various shapes are behind the outline. At first glance, it looks as though the guitar is broken into various pieces. The table also looks awkward in the way the legs are inline with the top making it lack perspective. the table was not meant to have a realistic and 3-dimensional effect. The use of shapes also plays a role in the background of the painting. Behind the table, triangles and squares are used to create a tile-like floor. Also, what could been seen as a shadow is another black shape partially hidden behind another.
Because Gris was so fond of Picasso and his work, it is not surprise that a portrait in Picasso own inventive style was created. Like many portraits, the figures are distorted making them look malformed. The entire painting is made up strictly straight and curved lines that stand out. What makes this painting unique is that the colors are not sold, but rather small brush strokes of blues, whites, greys, and browns are layered on top of each other. The precious of Gris's work can be seen in the background with the perfect lines in the back. Even though the painting seems rather simplistic, the use of colors and lines makes it a much more complex structure.
An example of analytical cubism was done early in Rivera's career. Like many cubist art, the colors are obviously not realistic as greens and greys are used on the face. The paint itself also has a texture to it and on portions with dots, the paint is raised. One of the unique things about this piece is that you can see multiple views of the man. On the left, his face is showing, but on the right the back of the head is slow progressed into the figure. The "child-like" aspect of cubism is seen with the heavy black outlines on many of the shapes. This pieces is one stage in a variety of style used throughout Rivera's lifetime.
Here, Rivera continues his use of cubism, but it more complicated as there are multiple objects depicted. The women is an obvious figure. However, she is painted with a rather somber or sad expression. The bird above the well also stands out for unlike the rest of the painting, it is in bright bold colors. The vessel for carrying water is painted in a light brown color in the bottom right. The well is less clear, but the use of blues in the middle can be seen as water. The pastel colors give it a soften toned, but it is not one of happiness and joy. There is much more detail than in the last piece as virtually each shape is a different color making is harder to separate the different object.
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