Pablo Picasso is credited with creating cubism. He’s an artist that lived around the time of 1907. He’s considered to be one of the founding artists, but isn’t the only one credited with the creation of cubism. The other artist considered to be a founder of the painting style is Georges Braque. Cubism is the art form that uses geometric shapes to create the art. Most often, this is a rectangle or a cube, which is why it’s called cubism.
Cubism has inspired other kinds of art as well. These include futurism, dada, suprematism, and constructivism. Common themes in the various art forms are the idea that geometric shapes are the only thing one needs, and the ability to scale anything down to the simple shapes we’re taught as children.