What Is Cubism? - Definition, Characteristics & Artists


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Analytical Cubism is best described as which one of the following?

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1. Synthetic Cubism is best described as which one of the following?

2. Which of the following artists was actively involved in Cubism?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Many of the innovations and developments in the art of the 20th Century arose in a specific artistic movement known as Cubism. You can test yourself on some key facts related to Cubism with this online assessment. Some things the questions will test you on include specific types of Cubism and artists associated with Cubism.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • The characteristics of Analytic and synthetic Cubism
  • The specific artists active in the Cubist movement
  • Identifying the individual types of Cubism from famous examples
  • Where Cubism falls in regard to larger artistic movements

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - use the quiz questions to ensure that you can accurately recall the basic information pertaining to Cubism, including the different types, artists associated with it, and Cubism's significance to art as a whole
  • Distinguishing differences - differentiate between the different types of Cubism discussed in this lesson so that you can identify each kind from famous examples
  • Knowledge application - apply your understanding of Cubism to identify the artists associated with the movement, the larger movement under which Cubism falls, and the characteristics of famous works of Cubist art

Additional Learning

To learn more about Cubism, review the corresponding lesson called What is Cubism? - Definition, Characteristics & Artists. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Background to 20th Century art
  • Analytic and synthetic Cubism
  • The characteristics and artists of Cubism
  • Famous examples of Cubist paintings