In 1907 artists Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque together created a new movement in art history named Cubism. This new visual language used geometric planes and compressed space to challenge the conventions of representational painting. Subjects like nudes, landscapes and still lifes were reinvented as fragmented compositions, breaking all of the art rules up to that point. The influence of this new movement extended to an international network of artists who continued to develop their own translations of this revolutionary theme. Some important Cubist works are Pablo Picasso’s Les Demoiselles d’Avignon, June-July 1907 and Guernica, Wifredo Lam’s The Jungle, 1943, and the works of Juan Gris, who was born on this day in 1887. We continue to see the influences of Cubism on home décor today, whether it be fine art or home décor textiles. See McGaw’s Cubist Art Prints.