Friday, December 13, 2019

Cubies: A 1913 Satire on Cubism

The 1913 Armory Show introduced Cubism and other modern ideas to the New York art world. In the wake of the confusion and chaos that ensued, Mary Mills and Earl Harvey Lyall wrote and illustrated an alphabet book called "The Cubies."

"F's for the future for which Cubies hanker;—
To Hals, Perugino and all that old crew
They give up the Past without envy or rancor,
While saying in tones than which naught could be franker:
'Come, move on,—it's our turn! They have finished with you.'
—F's for the Future with Cubies hanker."
Read the rest at Public Domain Review

1 comment:

Susan Krzywicki said...

The figures are kinda like the characters in "Flatland"