Famous Cubist Paintings

what was the cubism art movement?

Spanning between 1907 and 1914, Cubism developed in Paris at the turn of the 20th century as a radical movement that broke away from the well-established traditions governing contemporary art. Pioneered by artists Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque, Cubism developed in reaction to Picasso’s shocking 1907 painting, Les Demoiselles d’Avignon.

key aspects

Focusing on the aspect of fragmentation, Cubist artists examined, broke up, and reassembled objects and figures in new and abstracted forms.

key aspects

When viewing Cubist paintings, no realistic scenes were portrayed as artists chose to explore the space in which the figures and objects existed instead.

key aspects

As Cubism directly challenged the Renaissance’s depiction of space, many artists experimented with the idea of non-representation in the paintings that were produced.

our list of famous cubist artists and paintings


Jean Metzinger Tea Time (1911)


Georges Braque Man with a Guitar  (1911)


Pablo Picasso Ma Jolie   (1911 - 1912)


Roger de La Fresnaye Conquest of the Air  (1913)


Juan Gris Still Life Before an Open Window, Rue Ravignan (1915)


Fernand Léger Three Women (1921)