Monday, November 2, 2015

3rd Grade Picasso Self-Portraits

The 3rd grade students learned about the artist Pablo Picasso through a power point.  They learned that Picasso was born in Spain and has become one of the world’s most famous artists.  The students were able to see the progression of his different styles of art.  The Blue Period was a time that was depressing and sad for Picasso.  He showed this through painting his artwork in all different shades of blue.  His next period was called the Rose Period.   He used more bright and cheerful colors and this was a more happy time in Picasso’s life.  The period that Picasso is most famous for is CUBISM.  Cubism is using various shapes to create an artwork showing multiple viewpoints at the same time.  This makes it ABSTRACT, or art inspired by something from real life but it is made to look different than in real life. Picasso loved to use people as his subject matter so the 3rd graders drew a self-portrait and by using various lines, shapes and colors they made it an abstract artwork.
Great Work 3rd Graders!

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