Before half term, Swallows class were learning about the history of the school. We were fortunate enough to have previous Gorseland staff members and pupils visit us to discuss their time at Gorseland and how it had changed since then. The children created a list of questions to ask them, which they then used in an interview with them.
When Pablo was age 7 his father (who was also a painter) gave him artistic training in figure drawing and oil painting. Later on Pablo studied art in Madrid and then went to Paris when he was about 19. In 1900 Paris was considered the art capital of Europe. Picasso's work is divided into periods:
The Blue Period (1901-1904), which were sad looking paintings using blue and blue-green colours.
The Rose Period (1905-1907), which was a more happy style with orange and pink colours.
The African-influenced Period (1908-1909).
The Cubism Period (1909- 1919).
He is famous for being the co-founder of Cubism which is a style of painting where objects of the painting subject are broken up and re-painted in an abstract form.
Through-out his life Picasso also created ceramic and bronze sculptures, drawings, etchings and poetry. He also created paintings of other famous artist's paintings but in his own style. He died (heart attack) in 1973, aged 91.
This link will let you experiment with picasso's style online
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