Many think that cubism is an art or transition, an experiment which is to bring ulterior results. Those who think that way have not understood it. Cubism is not either a seed or a foetus, but an art dealing primarily with forms, and when a form is realized it is there to live its own life.

Pablo Picasso"statement to Marius de Zaxas" 1923

多くの人びとは, キュビスムが過渡期の芸術で, 将来の諸成果をもたらすためのひとつの実験であると考えている. そのように考える人びとは, キュビスムを理解してはいない. キュビスムは種子でも胎児でもなく, 形態を第一義として扱う芸術であり, 形態が出来上がるとその形態はそれ自体の生命を全うして, そこに存在する.


They have allowed themselves to move round the object, in order to give, under the control of intelligence, a concrete representation of it, made up of several successive aspects. Formerly a picture took possession of space, now it reigns also in time. In painting, any daring is legitimate that tends to augment the picture's power as painting.

Jean Matzinger "Cubism and Tradition" 1911

彼らは, 知性の管理のもとに, いつくかの連続する面によって形成されたひとつの具体的な表現を対象に与えるために, あえて対象を, 四方に位置を移しながら見たのである. 以前は, 絵画は空間を占めていたのだが, いまでは時間においても支配力を持っている. 絵画においては, いかなる大胆さもそれが絵画の力強さを増大するのに役立つものであれば, 正当なのである.

ジャン・メッツァンジェ 「キュビスムと伝統」 1911年


Since its opening in 1979, our gallery has dealt with a variety of valuable works centering on Cubism. In 2022, with the store relocation, we will provide an even wider range of customers to encounters with fantastic works and support the creation of artistic spaces for customers. We would like to express our deepest gratitude for the warm support we have received from our customers and partners.