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Unit 3: Telling tales TEACHING READING: PABLO PICASSO Pre-reading While-reading Post-reading

2 Pre-reading

3 Warm-up

4 Look at 2 pictures, and answer the questions.
Who is he? Which field is he famous in? Have you ever seen this painting? Who created this painting?



7 New words: genius spoil portrait sculpture masterpiece

8 genius ['dʒi:niəs] (n): unusually great intelligence, skill or artistic ability.
ex: Picasso is a genius.

9 spoil [spɔil] (v): (=ruin) to change sth good into sth bad , unpleasant, useless
Ex: He is the only son in his family, so his parents love him much and give him everything he wants. They also do not punish him when he has his fault. He is spoiled.

10 portrait ['pɔ:treit] (n) a painting, drawing or photograph a person, specially of the head and shoulders. ex: The painting, Mona Lisa, is a portrait painting was painted by Leonardo Da Vinci.

11 sculpture ['skʌlpt∫ə] (n, v): a work of art that is a solid figure or object made by carving or shaping wood, stone, clay, metal, ect.

12 masterpiece ['mɑ:stəpi:s] (n): a work of art such as painting, film/movie, book, etc. that is an excellent, or the best. ex: The “Mona Lisa” painting is a masterpiece of Leonardo Da Vinci.

13 While-reading

14 Pablo Picasso- The painter
The first paragraph His early life On 25 October 1881, a baby boy was born in Malaga, Spain. It was a difficult birth and to help him breathe, cigar smoke was blown into his nose! This baby grew up to be one of the twentieth century’s greatest painters-Pablo Picasso. Picasso showed his genius from a very young age. His first word was Lápiz (Spanish for pencil) and he could draw before he could he could talk. He was the only son in the family, so he was thoroughly spoiled. He hated school and often refused to go unless he was allowed to take one of his father’s get pigeons with him! Apart from pigeons, his real love was art. When in 1891, his father got a job as an art teacher. Pablo went with him to work and watched him paint. Sometimes he was allowed to help. One evening, his father was painting a picture of their pigeons, when he had to leave the room. When he returned, Pablo had completed the picture. It was so beautiful and lifelike that he gave his son his palette and brushes and never painted again. Pablo was just thirteen.

15 When and where was he born?
Answer the question When and where was he born? 2. How is his attitude when he was a child? 3.Did Pablo have influence from his father?

16 The second paragraph His life as an artist His genius as an artist was soon recognized by many people, but others were shocked by his strange and powerful paintings. He is probably best known for his Cubist pictures. His portraits of people were often made up of triangles and squares with their features in the wrong places. One of his famous portraits was of the American writer Gertrude stein, who he met after he’d moved to Paris in 1904. His work changed ideas about art around, and to millions of people, modern art means the work of Picasso-Guernica which he painted in 1937, records the bombing of that small Basque town during the Spanish Civil war, and is undoubtedly one of the masterpieces of modern painting.

17 What was one of Pablo’s famous portrait?
Answer the questions What was one of Pablo’s famous portrait? 2. what is the content of the “Guernica” painting? 3. when did he draw Guernica painting?

18 The third paragraph His final years Picasso married twice and also had many mistresses. He had four children. The last, Paloma, was born in 1949 when he was 68 years olds. At the age of 90 he was honored by an exhibition in the Louvre in Paris. He was the first living artist to be shown there. Picasso created over paintings , drawings, and sculptures. Today, a Picasso cost millions of pound. Once, when the French Minister of culture was visiting Picasso, the artist accidentally spilled some paint on the Minister’s trousers. Picasso apologized and wanted to pay for them to be cleaned, but the Minister said, “Non! please. Monsieur Picasso, just sign my trouser!” Picasso died of heart failure during an attack of influenza in 1973.

19 1. Did he have a happy family life? 2. How many children did he have?\
Answer the questions 1. Did he have a happy family life? 2. How many children did he have?\ 3. In what year was he honored by an exhibition in the Louvre in Paris?

20 Post-reading

21 Exercise: each student prepare for her/his talk about the writer/painter/novelist/artist who she/he likes most?



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