Cubism was a truly revolutionary style of modern art developed by Pablo Picasso and Georges Braques. It was the first style of abstract art ... The influence of Cezanne and African art ... http://www.artyfactory.com/art_appreciation/art_movements/cubism.htm
This Art Deco Vase was created by by René Buthaud in Bordeaux, France. The vase is decorated with Deco style art with shapes that run into each other with no defined border. The vase is made of stoneware and with crackle glaze. This gives the vase texture.
African Art Museum - One of the lesser known Smithsonian collections, the galleries are housed underground and connect to the Freer and Sackler collections. The African Art Museum brings fascinating well curated exhibitions featuring artworks from the entire continent of Africa. Escaping from the crowd is just one of the many plusses of this fascinating collection that keeps its exhibitions fresh.