Synthetic Cubism

“Synthetic Cubism: Often referred to as the ‘second phase of cubism,’ it lasted from 1912 to 1914. In contrast to Analytic Cubism, Synthetic Cubism allowed for a reemergence of tactile qualities and decorative elements. Color and handling became important once again, as did the inclusion of stenciled lettering and collage elements.”

Excerpted from: Diamond, David G. The Bulfinch Pocket Dictionary of Art Terms. Boston: Little Brown, 1992.

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