Wednesday, June 03, 2009
Cubism, The great paradigm shift
Thomas Kuhn wrote that in the history of science, there are normal science periods where small problem solving happens and then there are periods of great revolution. Many art historians date cubism somewhere in the middle of the Modernism movement, however, I think Cubism and Dada was the real turning point or paradigm shift in art. Cubism did something completely different than any other art up until that time and that was portray a subject matter in multiple perspectives which opened the door to non-representational art. Dada changed questioned what art Is. Cubism and Dada changed the attitude and thinking of artists, as well as, debunking the realm of possibilities an art work could depict. The Renaissance was another period of paradigm shifts in art. This period latest a few generations. So, are we still in the shift, or are we not just in the normal period of rethinking, reworking, and solving out the new forms of art?