Monday, February 7, 2011

Cubism Portraits with Picasso

Discussion: Cubism
Analytic Cubism, was both radical and influential as a short but highly significant art movement between 1907 and 1911 in France. 
In cubist artworks, objects are broken up, analyzed, and re-assembled in an abstracted form—Artist depicts the subject from a multitude of viewpoints to represent the subject in a greater context. 
Analytic Cubism was an analysis of the subjects (pulling them apart into planes), 
Synthetic Cubism was the second main movement within Cubism that was developed by Picasso, Braque, Juan Gris and others between 1912 and 1919. 
Synthetic cubism is characterized by the introduction of different textures, surfaces, collage elements
Synthetic Cubism is more of a pushing of several objects together.
Synthetic Cubism has fewer planar shifts, and less shading, creating flatter space.
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ARTIST: Pablo Picasso (25 October 1881 – 8 April 1973)

He is one of the most recognized figures in 20th-century art
He is best known for co-founding the Cubist movement and for the wide variety of styles embodied in his work. Picasso demonstrated uncanny artistic talent in his early years, 
He painted in a realistic manner through his childhood and adolescence; 
During the first decade of the twentieth century his style changed as he experimented with different theories, techniques, and ideas. 
Picasso’s creativity manifested itself in numerous mediums, including painting, sculpture, drawing, and architecture. His revolutionary artistic accomplishments brought him universal renown and immense fortunes throughout his life, making him the best-known figure in twentieth century art.
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Wooden Geometric shapes
Oil pastels
PROJECT:   Use Picasso’s Weeping Woman 19 as inspiration for your shape portrait
Students explore shapes. WRITE YOUR NAME ON YOUR PAPER
Step1: Look at the portrait and try to find or make geometric shapes
Step2: use the block shapes to begin to create your work
Step3: trace the shapes onto your white paper
Step4: Use black sharpie to out line where you would like
Step5: fill in with bright oil pastels
Step6: add one pattern into the background, stripes, lines, dots, etc...
Step7: clean your mess.
CONCLUSION: revisit Picasso’s time line
Vocabulary words: Analytic cubism: planes, broken up objects
Synthetic Cubism: Texture, collage, pushing objects together, flat.
Were students able to recreate Picasso’s Weep ing Woman 19 from geometric shapes?
Were students able to participate in a conversation about cubism and it’s two forms
Did Students follow Picasso’s Time line and relate it to other art studied during that period? 
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