- The definition of cubism is a movement in art that began in France in 1907 that is characterized by the use of geometric planes and shapes.
Works of Pablo Picasso that consist of interlocking shapes and geometric planes are examples of cubism.
a movement in art, esp. of the early 20th cent., characterized by a separation of the subject into cubes and other geometric forms in abstract arrangements rather than by a realistic representation
A nonobjective school of painting and sculpture developed in Paris in the early 20th century, characterized by the reduction and fragmentation of natural forms into abstract, often geometric structures usually rendered as a set of discrete planes.
Origin of cubismFrench cubisme, from cube, cube; see cube.