Pablo Picasso “I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it.” “Every child is an artist”
Pablo PicassoOctober 25, 1881 – 8 April 1973) was a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, and stage designer. One of the greatest and most influential artists of the 20th century. He is widely known for co-founding the Cubist movement, the invention of constructed sculpture, the co-invention of collage, and for the wide variety of styles that he helped develop and explore. Jesús Martínez
He painted over two thousand pictures. • The most famous are these: • the death of Casagemas. • acrobat balloon • demoiselle’s d’Avignon. • Portrait of Olga in an armchair. • Young girl before a mirror. • Guernica.
GUERNICA • It was painted in 1937.It represents the bombing of Guernicain the Spanish Civil War. • The Spanish Republican government commissioned Picasso to create a large mural for the Spanish display at the Paris International Exposition at the 1937 World’s Fair in Paris. • Guernica shows the tragedies of war and the suffering it inflicts upon individuals, particularly innocent civilians. This work has gained a monumental status, becoming a reminder of the tragedies of war and an anti-war-anti symbol.
ColorWhen light is reflected off an object, color is what the eye sees. The primary colors are red, yellow and blue. The secondary colors are orange, purple and greenWarm colors are red yellow orange.Depict moods of happiness or can show action, warmness, and can make objects appear larger.Cool colors are green blue violet. Depict sadness, coldness.The colors you choose for your self-portrait will tell something about you to your viewer!
LineA line is an identifiable path of a point moving in space. It can vary in width, direction and length. === ||||| \\\\\ ~~~~~ \/\/\/\/The kinds of lines you use will show different kinds of emotions or feelings about you! If you were showing excitement would you use diagonal or straight lines?
ProfileThe side-view of your head.In our self portraits we willhave a front and profile view!
BalanceAsymmetrical Balance: informal balance, balance using unlike objects that have equal visual weight.Symmetrical Balance: formal balance, perfect equality, visual balance on both sides. The balance in our self-portraits will be ASYMMETRICAL BALANCE.
Collage Collage was begun by the Cubist. Here is one example where Picasso glued or collaged cloth letters, and tape to the canvas. We will create a collage with torn paper for our self-portraits! Still Life With Chair Caning
PabloPicasso The Blue Period 1900-1906
Picasso Cubism and Later work
Instructions1. Practice drawing your face from two different perspectives, front and profile view.2. Draw face from two different perspectives: front and profile joined at line of symmetry. Both sides should be asymmetrical not symmetrical.3. Cut out or tear paper in a collage way to fill in face, like the Cubist did!4. Fill in background in Cubism style with a variety of lines, and maybe some different shapes.