Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Art & Design


This paper is primarily an analysis of the Cubistic attitude toward pictorial reality. The project includes a study of form and structure in the Cubists* searoh for a conceptual reality. Twelve paintings of the author are presented each with explanations which reveal several similarities to Cubist thinking.

Some attention has been given to analytical and synthetic Cubism as well as to certain fundamentals of the movement. However, both a historical approach and biographical studies have been ignored. Because art is an aesthetic, this paper is not a problem- result type of study but an analysis in support of Cubism as one valid and significant approach to pictorial representation.