Presentation on theme: "Art Awareness Lemons and Oranges Pablo Picasso Main Aux Fleurs "Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.“ ~ Pablo."— Presentation transcript:
Art Awareness Lemons and Oranges Pablo Picasso Main Aux Fleurs "Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.“ ~ Pablo Picasso
Pablo Picasso was one of the greatest artists of the twentieth century.
He was born in Malaga, Spain in 1881 and died in France in 1973
Picasso’s father was an art teacher at a local school. He encouraged his son to paint and draw. He wanted Picasso to become a great artist some day.
Picasso’s painting style changed more over the period of his life than any other artist. He was always trying new and different things. This painting was done when he was only fifteen years old!
These paintings were done in his 50s what a difference! Pablo explained: “I used to draw like Raphael, but it has taken me a whole lifetime to draw like a child.”
Sometimes Picasso would paint things that looked very flat
Sometimes he would paint things that looked so round you might be able to pick them up off the painting!
Then Picasso’s work changed and became different from everyone else’s. His best friend died and Picasso felt alone and sad. At the same time, none of his paintings were selling and he was almost starving. Because of his mood, Picasso began to paint with lots of blue. He made the people in his paintings look lonely and sad.
Not only were Picasso’s colors happier during his rose period, but he started painting happier things-like circus people. The rose period didn’t last long though, because he found a new and exciting way to paint.
Cubism was the next style of painting that Picasso developed and made famous. This is a cubist painting of one of Picasso’s friends. The man looks like he’s been broken up into little cubes.
A form of Cubism Artwork Still Life Painting How many lemons and oranges do you see? What other objects do you see in the painting?
Hand with flowers "One friend gives another a bouquet of handpicked flower Notice Picasso’s Signature
Near Daley Center - 50 feet tall and weighs 162 tons Have you seen this sculpture when you visited Chicago? What do you think it is made of? (Steel) What does the image look like? ( Horse? Seahorse? Dog? Dragon?) Remember to slide down the sculpture like the kids do Untitled
The Art Institute of Chicago has many Picassos: 338 in all!
“When I was a child, my mother said to me, 'If you become a soldier, you'll be a general. If you become a monk you'll end up as the pope.' Instead I became a painter and wound up as Picasso.”