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Room 210 Cubism’s Break with Space

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While on the one hand cubism looked to the past for models that were untainted by western culture, it also became, on the other, an artistic movement that broke with the pictorial tradition inherited from the Renaissance. The materialisation of its commitment to the new spirit of modernity was the way it was attracted by the image in movement, best expressed in silent film. Cubism represents the end of the nineteenth century with regards to visual arts, inaugurating new ways of seeing and new painterly conceptions. But it also introduced new relationships between the artist, society and the market. In a short amount of time, Cubism would turn into the first avant-garde movement whose experimentation made room for different artistic positions and tendencies, whether actively pursued or produced in reaction to it, in the first avant-garde movements from Abstractionism to Constructivism. Cubism became a wide-ranging movement, in which interest in scientific advances mixed with the importance of its relationship with poetry, dance, music and theatre in the development of the language of the avant-garde. Various branches grew out from it, including "Orphism", characterised by chromatic juxtaposition and contrast.