The main idea with Analytical Cubism is that the viewer is looking at an object from multiple positions, the view changes becausean object is not one dimensional. What this movement focused on was how the artist can deconstruct the object into simple shapes. Artists thought that this was best achieved by using a limited color palette and color gradation in order to explore form.
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Picasso analytical cubism
Who? Founder of Analytical Cubism Born in Malaga, Spain Painter & Sculptor
What? Analytical means to break down… “de-construct”Cubism use of simple geometric shapes Analytical Cubism Reducing or breaking down forms into basic geometric shapes
Analytical Cubism EssentialsDe-construction of an imageinto simple shapes and colorsThis all started when Picasso wasLiving in FrancePablo Picasso was one of the first artists toexplore the concept
Pablo Picasso,Portrait of Wilhelm Uhde , 1910.Oil on canvas. Analyze this Picasso Deconstruct
What shapesdo you see? Diamond Rectangle Right Triangle Isosceles Triangle Parallelogram Trapezoid Square Pablo Picasso,Portrait of Wilhelm Uhde , 1910. Oil on canvas.
Pablo Picasso, Portrait of WilhelmUhde , 1910. Oil on canvas. How many colors do you see?
Color Gradation A gradual change in color from dark to light.Close up of Portrait ofWilhelm Uhde
Cubism ProjectTo Start: Choose a simple image or object. eye, fish, skull, violin, etc… Choose a shape.circle, square, diamond, or make your ownNow follow the Cubism Experience Steps…
Cubism Project Steps1 Draw your simple image on 12x18 paper (Tip: Center and use most of your paper space)2 Draw and cut out your interesting shape on an index card3 Trace your shape over the 12x18 paper4 Be sure to overlap in order to break up the image5 Choose 3 colors and create gradations from dark to light in your design (Tip: Vary your hand pressure with the colored pencil.)6 Color each section and change colors when you when you encounter a line.
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