Cubism is an early-20th-century art movement which brought European painting and sculpture historically forward toward 20th century Modern art. The movement was pioneered by Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque, joined by Jean Metzinger, Albert Gleizes, Robert Delaunay, Henri Le Fauconnier, Fernand Léger and Juan Gris. One primary influence that led to Cubism was the representation of three-dimensional form in the late works of Paul Cézanne. Wikipedia
Even before I saw the title of the exhibit room I knew what was in there. All of my art education classes from high school and college rushed back to me and I knew it was Cubisim. This art movement was never one of my favorites as I considered it a bit too abstract for me (for example many of Picasso’s works) but this one attracted me because of how the shapes and the colors worked so well together.
The artist is Stanton Macdonald – Wright; American artist who lived from 1890-1978. This oil on canvas piece is titled California Landscape and is presumed to have been painted about 1919.