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Picasso Portraits

posted 5 Dec 2016, 00:03 by Daniel Trinder
This afternoon we will be learning about one of the great modern artists, Pablo Picasso. Picasso was born over 100 years go, in 1881 in Malaga, Spain. 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

http://www.picassohead.com/create.html







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