Wednesday, June 13, 2012

School picture portraits with Picasso

Discussion: what is a portrait? 
What do you find in a portrait? 
Nose? Mouth? Shoulders? Ears? 
How do you draw a portrait? 
Now look at this portrait? What?????
What is up with her eyes? 
Why is her nose like that?
What about the background?
ARTIST: Pablo Picasso  (25 October 1881 – 8 April 1973)
He was a Spanish painter and sculptor
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.
Project: create a picasso portrait using your school picture
Step1: draw a circle for a head on your small paper
Step2: add a neck and shoulders
Step3: cut out one eye and glue it to the small paper
Step4: cut out one ear and glue it somewhere on your face
Step5: cut out your mouth and glue it on your face
Step6: cut out your hair and glue it on your portrait
Step7: finih your portrait in oil pastel
Step8; Draw a pattern in the background
2”x3” paper, tagboard
School pictures
Oil pastels

1 comment:

  1. Cute idea! I like it a lot... consider yourself pinned:)