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Picasso web quest

  1. 1. Pablo Picasso His Life and Work: A WebQuest
  2. 2. Watch a video on Picasso’s work http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjoWCdzhuFI
  3. 3. "Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up." - Pablo Picasso "I begin with an idea and then it becomes something else." - Pablo Picasso
  4. 4. Introduction • Pablo Picasso was a famous artist during the 20th century who experimented with many different styles and media. He is called the 'Father of Modern Art' because he changed the way we look at art today. • Born: October 25 1881, Malaga, Spain • Died: April 8 1973, Mougins, France • Picasso’s work is divided into 3 categories: the Blue Period, the Rose Period and Cubism. • We will explore some of his paintings from these time periods.
  5. 5. Picasso’s “Blue Period” (1901-1904)
  6. 6. Picasso’s “Rose Period” (1905-1907)
  7. 7. Picasso’s Cubism Period (1909-1919) • “Cubism” is an art style Picasso co-founded using basic geometric shapes and colors to represent the objects of his paintings.
  8. 8. Guernica
  9. 9. Resource on “Guernica” Click on the picture to learn more - http://www.pbs.org/treasuresoftheworld/guernica/gmain.html
  10. 10. Historical Events • Spain was involved in a Civil War during the time July 1936 to April 1939. • Gen. Francisco Franco tried to overthrow the Spanish Republican government. • The conservative general (nacionales) received the support of Nazi Germany and the Fascist Italy. • An estimated total of 500,000 people lost their lives as a consequence of the War
  11. 11. Guernica, Spain • On April 26th 1937, a massive air raid by the German Luftwaffe on the Basque town of Guernica in Northern Spain shocked the world. Hundreds of civilians were killed in the raid which became a major incident of the Spanish Civil War. The bombing prompted Picasso to begin painting his greatest masterpiece... Guernica. • That day – Monday – was market day in Guernica • The comments of then Reichsmarschall Hermann Göring at the Nuremberg Trials: • "I urged him [Adolf Hitler] to give support [to Franco] under all circumstances, firstly, in order to prevent the further spread of communism in that theater and, secondly, to test my young Luftwaffe at this opportunity in this or that technical respect. • The painting became a timely and prophetic vision of the Second World War and is now recognized as an international icon for peace
  12. 12. Guernica
  13. 13. View a video on “Guernica” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKVCov-XFXw
  14. 14. Task • You will create an on-line “self-portrait” using a site entitled, “Mr. Picasso Head”. Create your “self-portrait” in the style of Cubism and create your “self-portrait” in either the warm colors of the Rose Period or the cool colors of the Blue Period. Print your “self-portrait” and also email it to me at: bking130@gmail.com with your name on it. • You will also answer the 5 questions posed on the next page about the life and work of Pablo Picasso. • Explore the various resources I have attached here as well as the “Color Theory” PowerPoint to gain additional knowledge.
  15. 15. Questions • 1. In what city was Pablo Picasso born? What is the date of his birthday? • 2. What are the names of the 3 periods of Picasso’s art explored here? • 3. How does the color choices make you feel? • 4. What is the name of Picasso’s work that is considered “modern art’s most powerful anti-war statement”? • 5. After viewing Picasso’s work entitled, “Guernica” - what did he hope to accomplish and how did he try to do so?
  16. 16. Pablo Picasso’s “Self-Portrait” (1907)
  17. 17. Mr. Picasso Head.com Create your own “Cubist” portrait
  18. 18. Conclusion • In ”Pablo Picasso: His Life and Work” WebQuest project, Spanish students will learn about one of the most famous artists in history, Pablo Picasso. This WebQuest project was designed for middle school students and is aligned with the New York State Learning Standards for LOTE, technology and art. • The WebQuest project included choosing, analyzing, creating, and presenting.

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