In this category, we’ll take a closer look at designs inspired by the works of Pablo Picasso. Cubist canvas prints will appeal to both art enthusiasts and interior decorators who enjoy modern and original décor ideas. Cubism prints can be distinguished by the characteristic geometric compositions. Artworks in this style are a great choice for decorating minimalistic interiors and more. And which artist first springs to mind when it comes to cubism? Decorative prints inspired by Picasso’s masterpieces are a wonderful way to quickly refresh the look of an interior. Where can we use cubist artworks as decorations? They’ll work wonders in any modern interior but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. They can also be a gorgeous addition to a retro style room that tries to capture the early 20th century atmosphere.
What were the beginnings of cubism? Artworks in this style first started popping up in France at the start of the 20th century. Artists at the time wanted to break away from the tradition of depicting the world realistically. Cubist paintings translate the depicted subjects into compositions of cubes (hence the name) and then spread it over a flat canvas. This unusual technique has an interesting philosophy behind it. Early cubists wanted to depict the subject from multiple viewpoints all at once. The usage of geometric shapes was believed to be the best way to depict three-dimensional objects in two dimensions. These innovative ideas made this style explode in popularity at the start of the 20th century. Cubist prints by Picasso are great examples of sophisticated decorations.
The creator of cubism was Georges Braque but the title of the most recognisable cubist painter goes undoubtedly to Pablo Picasso. His famous masterpieces, including Les Demoiselles d'Avignon or Guernica, are some of the most often reproduced artworks in the world. If you’re a person who appreciates abstract beauty and imaginative compositions of geometric shapes, cubism art prints are just what you need. Our selection doesn’t end with Pablo Picasso either. We offer plenty of amazing cubist portraits and landscapes for living rooms and bedrooms! Here are some of our top designs!
First, we’d like to take a look at designs inspired by nature. Cubist landscapes are a perfect introduction to this avant-garde style of painting. They can appeal even to people who normally keep off modern art. The geometric forms are in this case rather subtle, which is why they’ll go well even with more traditional interiors.
Cubism has gone through several periods. The most unreal and abstract artworks were created a bit later on. There are several types of interiors that will look particularly stylish when decorated with cubist-style canvas prints. For instance, if you wish to decorate an industrial interior, we recommend Picasso’s later works, which were very expressive.
On the opposite side of the spectrum we have Picasso’s black-and-white paintings. Prints featuring those designs are very elegant and, due to their limited colour scheme, they are a perfect choice for minimalistic living rooms or offices.
Cubist designs look especially beautiful in spacious interiors since the geometric compositions can truly shine in large formats. Many cubist masterpieces were also painted on very large canvases. There are two types of prints we have in mind specifically. In decoration, you can also go for a single large print or, alternatively, use a stylish triptych. In this case, you have to commit to the cubist aesthetic and let cubism canvas prints by Picasso or another artist become the dominating decorative element in the room. Adding too many other decorations may make the décor feel overwhelming. You can choose a single motif for all three paintings or mix and match several ones in the same style. Still nature, female nudes, landscapes… When it comes to cubism, there’s a lot to choose from! This unique style will completely transform your interiors. What’s more, the designs can also be used in other interiors besides the living room. A case in point, cubist canvas prints depicting the works of Pablo Picasso are a popular option for decorating hotel lobbies and restaurants.
The human body has always been a great inspiration for artists. However, it was Picasso who revolutionised painting in this motif. Human silhouettes in the cubist style are very unique. They look deformed, as if they were made of irregular, geometric figures. There is no eroticism in cubist nude paintings. The artists are preoccupied with the art of perspective and three-dimensionality. One famous example of a cubist nude masterpiece is Les Demoiselles d'Avignon by Picasso. Thanks to their vivid colours, cubist canvas prints of this type can liven up any interior. That’s exactly what makes these female nudes so unique and interesting. We recommend cubism prints with the nude motif as a bedroom decoration. It’s a wonderful choice to beautify the wall over the bed.
What are some other subjects commonly depicted in cubist art? Our category of cubism art prints proves that artists at the time weren’t afraid to take up any motif. Many of them tried to put their own spin on classic still natures. These imaginative compositions are a fantastic choice for decorating a kitchen. Our good friend Picasso also painted geometric fruit and vegetables. He was able to translate any idea into a geometric figure. Picasso created classic compositions of fruit and vegetables but also of flowers. Floral cubism canvas prints serve as a great alternative to still natures depicting food. Geometric bouquets of flowers will instantly add character to any kitchen. What is the biggest advantage of cubism Picasso prints? This original style can both liven up subdued décor and complete the look of a vivid interior.