The paintings of Paul Cézanne prefigured the rise of cubism in the early 1900s.
Origin of prefigure
- Middle English prefiguren from Old French prefigurer from Late Latin praefigūrāre Latin prae- pre- Latin figūrāre to shape (from figūra shape dheigh- in Indo-European roots)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English prefiguren, from Latin praefigurare, from figurare (“to shape, picture").