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A portion of the text was translated into English and published with several images from the original book in The Little Review: Retrieved from ” https: In this thoughtful, and loving, version, the rediscovery of The Cubist Painters is a pleasure. This file contains additional information such as Exif metadata which may have been added by the digital camera, scanner, or software program used to create or digitize it.

Majesty above all characterized the art of Gleizes, bringing a startling innovation to contemporary art, as few of the modern painters had done before. There is nothing incomplete in his works, poetry ennobles the smallest details. Guillaume Apollinaire’s only book on art, The Cubist Painters, Aesthetic Meditations is an unsystematic collection of reflections and commentaries. Adobe Photoshop CS6 Macintosh.

In addition to a faithful and fluid translation of Apollinaire’s text, Peter Read provides his own scholarly analysis of its importance in the history of modernism.


As a close friend of all the Cubists, and Marie Laurencin’s lover, Apollinaire witnessed the development of Cubism firsthand. Views Read Edit View history.

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Also reproduced in Du “Cubisme” Xpollinaire dition- O riginale. In total, there are 46 cjbistes portraits and reproductions. Artists, just as scientists, no longer had to limit themselves to three spatial dimensions.

It was a “form and light of whatever is represented”. Inhe organized the exhibition will present for the first time the “Demoiselles d’Avignon” which followed the implementation and it is named. The work of Gleizes, he continues, has “a degree of plasticity such that all the elements which constitute the individual characters are represented with the same dramatic majesty”.

When the book went to press, the original title was enclosed in brackets and reduced in size, while the subtitle Les Peintres Cubistes was enlarged, dominating the cover. Supported peintfes all forty-five plates from the original edition, peitres new volume brings Apollinaire’s vitality and vision to cubjstes for a new generation.

This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published or registered with the U. Wikiquote has quotations related to: There was “nothing incomplete” in the works of Metzinger. This tag is designed for use where there may be a need to assert that cubixtes enhancements eg brightness, contrast, colour-matching, sharpening are in themselves insufficiently creative to generate a new copyright.

The second and larger section of the book 53 pagesunder the heading “New Painters” Peintres nouveauxanalyzes the work of ten artists most representative of the movement in the following order: Also reproduced in Du “Cubisme”. He deplored the violent attacks waged against the Cubist’s preoccupation with geometry; geometrical figures being the essence of drawing. It was not a question of abstraction, but of “direct pleasure”. In the fall of he revised the page proofs to include more material on the Cubist painters, adding the subtitle, Les Peintres Cubistes.


Color was saturated with energy and prolonged in space. Picasso’s work, though not exhibited, set the precedent.

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This collection of essays and reviews, written between andis a milestone in the history of art criticism, valued today as both a work of reference and a classic example of modernist creative writing. A sculptor and an architect, light is the only thing that count for him; but in all the arts, also, it is only light, the incorruptible light, that counts.

This is pure art, according to Apollinaire, that includes the work of R. The works of Gleizes show “powerful harmonies”, but Apollinaire warns of confounding his paintings with the “theoretical cubism” of the “scientific painters”.

As an artist, he placed Laurencin between Picasso and Le Douanier Rousseau, not as a hierarchical indication, but as a statement of relationship. The works of the Orphic artists simultaneously present a pure aesthetic pleasure, a construction to the senses and a sublime meaning.

Les Peintres Cubistes: [Méditations Esthétiques] by Guillaume Apollinaire

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A landmark in the history of art criticism, this essay synthesizes the aesthetic preoccupations of not just the Cubists, but of Apollinaire himself.