Bold, Minimal and Beautiful: The Sleek Cubist Style of Juan Gris

The artist who rivalled Picasso

Christopher P Jones
5 min readFeb 28, 2023

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Le Canigou (1921) by Juan Gris. Oil on canvas. 88.2 × 123.5 cm. Albright-Knox Art Gallery, New York, U.S. Image source Wikimedia Commons (public domain)

The Spanish artist Juan Gris was an innovator, combining the austere, monochromatic style of early Cubism with the sinuous lines of Art Nouveau.

The result is an incandescent and distinctive body of work, one that probes the fabric of visible experience and reflects the…

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