Cubism. The name Cubism was coined from a remark made by Matisse about Braque's painting of "little cubes." Cubism, a French school of art most prominent between 1907 and 1914, is one of the most influential art movements of the twentieth century. Originated by Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque, it abandoned single-point perspective and instead subjects were presented from various viewpoints simultaneously. This broke the 'rules' of art that had been followed since the Renaissance. In Cubism, the subject matter is broken up, analyzed, and reassembled in an abstract form.