Saturday, May 5, 2007

Cubism essay, update

I have now put the Cubism essay of the previous post into html which is much easier to access, approx. 50K vs. 1.6 MB, and I've removed the PDF file. The html file is at

Friday, May 4, 2007

Cubism, the Big Picture

I've put a PDF file on my website called "Cubism: The Big Picture", here. It's an essay I wrote last year on the origins of Cubism and its logic and rationale, focussing mainly on Picasso. It's just over 2000 words, about 10 pages. I will do it in html eventually, don't have time right now. The conclusion I came to was not what I've seen in standard sources such as Gombrich. Unfortunately I had to take out most of the images and put links instead. Comments would be great... and please do email me at if the file gives any trouble to download or to open.