A Comment on Art Economics: An Aesthetic View to the Relationship between Art and Economical Options through the “Cubism” Perspective

Document Type : Research Paper


Faculty of Economics, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran


What relation could “Cubism” as an art school establish with economics? How is the integration between artistic intuition and tools of rationality made in the hologram of the thought of Cubism and how is "thinking” related to “economic choice” aesthetically? In general, the style of "Cubism", or in other words, "volumism", emerged in painting and was developed by people such as Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, José Victoriano González-Pérez, better known as Juan Gris and Albert Gleizes.  From a perspective, Cubism is best known in many developing countries such as Iran, Turkey, and India with "Pablo Picasso" (1881-1973), a Spanish painter, sculptor, stage designer, writer, and poet. In this paper, I intend to establish a relationship between cubism with economics as a school of art. I believe my economic analysis could be more realized and understood by emphasizing and putting together pieces of economic variables and "abstract structure at the expense of other pictorial elements, especially by displaying several aspects of the same variable simultaneously and by fragmenting the form of depicted variables". Beside, revenues from the sale of paintings and works of art play a significant role in the gross national product of countries. 


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