Pablo RuizPicasso : Pablo RuizPicasso Picasso started drawing when he was very young. His father was an art teacher. This self-portrait is called “Yo Picasso.” : Picasso started drawing when he was very young. His father was an art teacher. This self-portrait is called “Yo Picasso.” Slide 3: Picasso’s art over the years changed more than any other great artist. Sometimes, his art was very realistic. Like this picture of The Altar Boy he painted when he was 15 years old. Slide 4: And sometimes, his paintings were more abstract.
Picasso was 57 when he painted this boy in a sailor suit. Slide 5: Picasso painted not only what he saw, but what he felt.
Picasso painted this self-portrait when he was 25 years old. How do you think he felt?
Does he look happy? What colors did he use to show this? This was a painting from his Blue Period. Picasso was feeling “blue” because his best friend had died. He painted the way he felt. : Picasso was feeling “blue” because his best friend had died. He painted the way he felt. Slide 7: Do you think Picasso was happy when he painted this picture?
His best friend had died, his paintings weren’t selling. Even his dad the art teacher thought these paintings were strange. Slide 8: Do you see the woman in the foreground of the picture?
Picasso’s Blue Period ended when he fell in love with Fernande. Slide 9: What does the painting show?
Does this look like a picture of what we think of when we think of a circus?
He wanted to show a different view of circus life.
The Rose Period didn’t last long because Picasso found a new way to paint. Slide 10: Do you ever look at the clouds and see animals or other figures? Slide 11: Looking at many of Picasso’s pictures is a little like looking into the clouds and finding a picture. Sometimes you might not see it right away.
Let’s give it a try… Slide 12: What do you see in this picture? Can you find a man’s face?
Can you see his hands?
Can you see a bottle, a glass and a pet cat?
Can you find anything else? Slide 13: What shape do you see? In all of these pictures? Cubism : Cubism Picasso developed and made famous, Cubism. It looks like the painting was made out of little cubes. Slide 15: For years, artists had worked hard trying to paint pictures that looked real.
Picasso started painting things that didn’t look the way people expected them. Can you see the man sitting in the armchair? : Can you see the man sitting in the armchair? Can you see his moustache?
Can you see his hat? Slide 17: This is a painting of three musicians.
How is it different than the Rose Period?
Picasso used Cubism to show all sides of a shape at once.
He wanted people to notice shapes and forms. Slide 18: Picasso used bright colors and repeated them.
Look at the blues in the sky. Where did he repeat them? Slide 19: Look at the patterns.
Do you see repeated patterns? Slide 20: Is this picture realistic or abstract? Slide 21: When Picasso started moving around the eyes, nose and chin, many of his friends started thinking he had gone too far.
Do you want to see the real picture of what the man looked like? Slide 22: This is Picasso’s best friend, Jaime Sabartes Slide 23: Can you find any parts that resemble the abstract drawing of his friend? Slide 24: How does this painting look different?
It is a realistic painting.
It was the only way people painted for a long time. Slide 25: As a child, Picasso copied some of the classic paintings.
Later in his life he took a trip to Italy and saw these paintings again. Picasso also created sculptures. Here is another famous work of his. You can see it in Chicago, Illinois. It is 60 feet tall. It is made out of sheet metal. : Picasso also created sculptures. Here is another famous work of his. You can see it in Chicago, Illinois. It is 60 feet tall. It is made out of sheet metal. Slide 27: Picasso lived to be 91 years old.
Unlike Van Gogh, Picasso became very wealthy.
He couldn’t even write checks because when he signed his name, the check became worth more than the amount. Slide 28: He didn’t care about success or whether people liked his work. He once said, “of all…hunger, misery…fame is by far the worst.” Created and Developed byTerri Mikkelsenin conjunction with the Art Masters Program. : Created and Developed byTerri Mikkelsenin conjunction with the Art Masters Program.