Pablo Picasso Analyze a Painting
Three Musicians Pablo Picasso Analyze a Painting
Picasso Brief Bio Pablo Picasso was taught at a young age by his artist father. His Father taught Picasso that many tools can be used to create a work of art, and gave him his own first palette and brushes. Picasso's work is often categorized into periods. In one of these periods Pablo Picasso was instrumental in the development of the style of painting known as Cubism. This style uses monochrome brown and neutral colors. In the painting the Three Musicians, an example of Cubism, Picasso takes apart objects and analyzes them in terms of their shapes. By doing this, Picasso separated pieces of information about his subjects and only showed certain parts and viewpoints he chose in the finished painting. He made the appearance of the painting itself more important than the depiction of his subjects in a realistic space. This artwork is in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Questions What is the first thing you notice?
This is the focal point. The focal point is what first draws your eye, something that stands out. What is the first thing you notice? This is the focal point. The focal point is what first draws your eye, something that stands out. What colors has Picasso used in this painting? (Red, yellow, and blue are primary color that define the focal point)
questions Where do you see designs? How did he create these designs? (Lines create design and visual texture) Why do you think this painting is called Three Musicians? Where are the musicians in this painting? What instruments are they playing? (Violin (the French clown), clarinet (French clown), accordion (Monk))
questions Why do you think Picasso choose non-speaking musicians in this painting? (Music and art are way of communication) Can people communicate without speaking to each other? How? What is a performance? Are the Musicians giving a performance? Has anyone given a performance? Do you need an audience to perform?
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