Cubism is an artistic movement whose founders are universally acknowledged as Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque. Although it is also generally accepted that the most important contemporary manifestation of Cubism was the Section d'Or (Golden Section) exhibition held in Paris in October, 1912, it is perhaps somewhat surprising to realize that neither Picasso nor Braque participated in this event. Instead, the exhibition included a series of artists with many ideas which were often very different than those of cubism's originators. In fact a careful examination of both the concerns of Picasso and Braque as well as the issues raised by a number of the artists at the Section d'Or exhibition leads to the conclusion that there were several different concepts of Cubism within the Cubist epoch.
This exhibition explores the similarities as well as the differences of these approaches to Cubism. One gains a more profound understanding of the complexities involved in a movement that has irrevocably changed the history of art in the twentieth century.