Fernand Léger, 
Composition (The Typographer), 
1918-19. (Courtesy 2014 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris)

A New Geometry: David Ebony on a Cosmetics King’s Cubist Gems at The Met

Cubism shattered the conventions of virtually all art that came before it. Rebelling against the forms of Romanticism, Realism and Symbolism and rejecting the empty sentimentality of late 19th century art, this revolutionary movement, led by Picasso and Braque and launched in 1908, sought to reinvent the way everyday reality is perceived.

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