Weirdly, he mostly avoided cubism, even though he got wild Cezannes that foreshadow that movement.
In art history, their achievement rivaled the invention of cubism.
Instead, we get predictable gallery delineations (Blue Period, Rose Period, cubism) and surface-skimming biographical details.
1911, from French cubisme, from cube (see cube (n.)), said to have been coined by French art critic Louis Vauxcelles at the 1908 Salon des Indépendants in reference to a work by Georges Braque. Related: Cubist.