Pablo Picasso • Pablo Picasso 1881 - 1973 • Pablo Picasso was born more than 120 years ago in Malaga, Spain. • He is famous for being the co-founder of Cubism which is a style of painting where objects of the painting subject are broken up and re-painted in an abstract form. • When Pablo was age 7 his father (who was also a painter) gave him artistic training in figure drawing and oil painting. • Later on Pablo studied art in Madrid and then went to Paris when he was about 19.
Picasso's work is divided into periods – • The Blue Period (1901-1904), which were sad looking paintings using blue and blue-green colours. • The Rose Period (1905-1907), which was a more happy style with orange and pink colours. • The African-influenced Period (1908-1909) and The Cubism Period (1909- 1919)
Pablo's real name is Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan NepomucenoMaría de los RemediosCipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Clito Ruiz Picasso. A lot of the names are of saints and relatives. • According to his mother, Pablo's first words were "piz, piz", which is short for lapiz - Spanish for 'pencil' • Some of his paintings are amongst the most expensive in the world.
What you will be doing today... • WALT: add various shapes to a picture of a face we have drawn like Picasso’s paintings. • WILF: Have you used a variety of shapes in your picture?