Date: May 29th, 2014
Topic: Picasso and his masterpiece
Purpose: To learn about Picasso and understand his
Question: Why Picasso was important in Cubism
Read about Picasso´s Biography
• Pablo Picasso was born in 1881 in Malaga in Spain.
• He died in 1973. What age was he when he died?
• As a young man he was an extremely talented artist, painting in a realistic style
• Over time his style changed and he began to experiment with different
techniques and ideas
• His painting brought him great fortune and fame
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. Paris is the capitol of
PICASSO'S WORK IS DIVIDED INTO PERIODS - THE BLUE PERIOD
(1901-1904), WHICH WERE SAD LOOKING PAINTINGS USING
BLUE AND BLUE-GREEN COLORS.
The Rose Period (1905-1907), which was a more happy style with
orange and pink colors.
The Three Musicians. Let’s find some
quadrilaterals in Picasso’s painting.
IT IS “CUBISM” THAT PICASSO IS MOST FAMOUS FOR. HE
CHANGED THE WAY ARTISTS PRESENTED THEIR ART. HE TRIED
TO SHOW OBJECTS FROM EVERY DIRECTION AT ONCE—A
TRULY CUBIST, OR MULTI-SIDED PERSPECTIVE.HE WENT FROM
REALISTIC PORTRAITS TO CUBIST PAINTINGS. IN CUBISM THE
ARTIST “BREAKS” THEIR PAINTING INTO DIFFERENT SHAPES. IT
IS FUN TO LOOK FOR THE PICTURE!
What do you see in this picture?
This picture is called Guernica (1937)
This is Picasso's portrayal of the German bombing of the Spanish own of
Guernica during the Spanish civil war.
Guernica is a painting by Pablo Picasso. It
was created in response to the bombing of
Guernica, a Basque country village in
northern Spain, by German and Italian
warplanes at the behest of the Spanish
nationalist forces on 26 April 1937 during
the Spanish civil war.
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
perpetual reminder of the tragedies of war,
an anti-war symbol, and an embodiment of
peace. Upon completion, Guernica was
displayed around the world in a brief tour,
becoming famous and widely acclaimed.
Activity in Class
• Tear out faces from magazines – profiles and full front (Picasso often combined
these in his portraits)
• Cut out parts of faces
• Paste hair and skin on the page
• Add features such as nose, eyes, lips, chin, eyebrows
• Finish the picture with design, patterns, colored pieces of paper
For the Art Project bring the next materials.
1. Un cerdito de cerámica
2. Pinturas acrílicas de varios colores
Note: Remember bring the protection for the paint activity.