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Cubist Inspired Portraits “Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth” - Pablo Picasso
Cubism! Cubism was one of the most influential visual art styles of the early twentieth century. Created by Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881–1973) and Georges Braque (French, 1882–1963) in Paris between 1907 and 1914. The Cubist painters rejected the inherited concept that art should copy nature, or that they should adopt the traditional techniques of perspective, modeling, and foreshortening. They simplified objects into geometric forms. They used multiple or contrasting view points. Cubism later initiated surrealism and other abstract art forms
Pablo Picasso Born in Magala, Span, in 1881, Pablo Picasso created a mass collection of works during his career At the age of 15, Picasso enroll in the advanced class of art, at the Royal Academy of Art, in Barcelona He categorized his art work. For example from 1901-1904, Picasso called his work the Blue Period, he created images which depicted a poor world using Blue as a symbol for sadness. Les Demoiselles d'Avignon was created in 1907, which was a great transition from the previous works Pablo Picasso had created, and a general departure from traditional art in general. This was one of the first of the cubism movement, and one of the first pieces into the world of modern art that he created during his illustrious career. In 1937, following the bombing in Guernica, the artist produced a piece with this title (Guernica). It was done to showcase his support towards ending war, and a condemnation on fascism in general.
Pablo Picasso Self Portrait Emphasis! Larger facial features Generalized simple shapes
The Weeping Woman Bright Colors! Shape!
Girl Before a Mirror Multiple View Points!
Maya with Her Doll Cool colors! Offset features!
Reminders! What is closer? The closer the facial feature the larger it may appear Profile or Straight on? Mix a profile perspective and a straight on portrait What other perspectives could you use? Use Shapes! Use different shapes to represent facial features! Color Schemes Plan out where you want each color scheme to be Plan how you are going to divide your canvas and portrait
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