Picasso Heads Created and Presented by Ms. Steinmetz
Analytic Cubism • In Cubism, the subject matter is broken up (fractured), analyzed, and reassembled in an abstracted form. Instead of depicting objects from one viewpoint, the artist depicts the subject from a multitude of viewpoints to represent the subject in a greater context. Often the surfaces intersect at seemingly random angles, removing a coherent sense of depth. • Analyzes the form of the objects by shattering them into fragments spread out on the canvas. “Art that consists of inventing and not copying” • Pioneered by: Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque. What are some characteristics of Cubism? Pablo Picasso “Factory, Horta de Eboo”” 1909 Portrait of Picasso (1912) Georges Braque
“…Cubism delivers a multi-faceted fly’s eye view of reality” “It’s more like a perfume… The scent is everywhere but you don’t quite know where it comes from.” - Picasso
“Les Demoiselles D’ Avignon “ Field of broken glass.” The aggressive ugliness of the women repelled visitor’s to Picasso’s studio. “It is like drinking kerosene in order to spit fire” – Matisse “I paint what I know… not what I see.” – Picasso
Project Objective: • To create an original Cubism inspired (face or non-objective) design on a three-dimensional Styrofoam head. • To utilized paper Mache techniques and apply a base coat to create a surface to paint/draw on. • Acceptable medium for designing: Acrylic painting, Marker, Magazine Collage (facial features).