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Artistic style, which involves the dismantling of a theme into geometric forms and the artistic representation of its structure. Cubism (from Latin cubus, cube) began in avant-garde painting at the beginning of the 20th century and later expanded into sculpture, architecture, and music. Jacques Lipchitz (1891-1973) ranks as one of the most important cubist sculptors. The versatile stylistic idiom which he designed made it poss…

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Pütz, Catherine, “Cubism”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017.. Consulted online on 22 June 2018 <>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20180401

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