Mathematically, cubism encompasses every such concept concerned with cubes and powers of cubes. A cube is a three-dimensional solid figure having six square faces of equal length, twelve edges, and eight vertices. Cubes are all part of geometry and are applied in most mathematical problems involved with volumes, surface areas, and symmetries. **Pablo Picasso** is the first Cubism artist. This art form is called cubism because the objects painted in it look like they are made from cubes and other geometrical shapes.

## Characteristics of a Cube:

- Same Size Squares: All faces of a cube are squares of the same measure.
- Symmetry: Cube has rotational symmetry along all the three axes.
- Faces, Edges and Vertices:

6 faces (all are square)

12 edges

8 vertices

Cubes are also used for the study of solid geometry and find their way in calculations involving the volume of any object.

**Volume of a Cube**

The Volume of the cube can be calculated by this formula:

**Surface Area of a Cube**

The surface area of a cube is the total area of all six square faces. It is calculated using the formula as follows:

**Application of Cubes in Everyday Life**

Dice, Rubik's cubes, and boxes are some of the common appearances of cubes in everyday life. These objects are symmetric and have identical square faces. In architecting, designing, and scientific applications, such objects are pretty handy.

**Mathematical Cubism**

A general mathematical sense would be related to the cube function in algebra. The cube function is raising a number to the power of three.

Understanding cubes and cube functions is essential in mathematics, as it forms the foundation for more complex concepts in geometry and algebra.