The Sculpture Show

  • 17th December 2011 − 24th June 2012 | Modern One (Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art)

Cubist Sculpture

Picasso made one sculpture of a Cubist head in 1909, and this was exhibited and illustrated in journals and inspired others to do work in a similar way. A number of sculptors joined the Cubist movement, and adopted the formal language of Cubist painting: the sharp angles, the flat planes, the mix of profile and side view.

Although the Cubist movement emerged in Paris, it spread quickly around the world, including Prague in Czechoslovakia, where Picasso had a number of collectors and followers. Work by two Czech Cubists, Filla and Gutfreund, is included here.

On display in Room 3.

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