Today on Alastair art, we will be looking at the art of Pablo Picasso and his work with the style of cubism Pablo Picasso is one of the most influential artists of all time he was born in medals Spain on October 25th, 1881. His full name was Pablo. Diego, Hosea, Francisco de Paula, Juan, Nepomuceno, Maria de Los, Remedies, Ciprian ode la. Sent Lima, Trinity, Dress, II, Picasso. And his name was to honor many saints and relatives Pablo's father was a professor of art and a curator at a local museum. His.
Father began to formally trained him in the arts, starting at the age of seven Pablo became enamored with art, and it had actually affected all of his other academic areas. But at the age of 13, his father felt that Pablo had already surpassed him, artistically Pablo attended different art schools during his teen years, but did not enjoy going to classes. He did enjoy going to the museums. He would enjoy the Arts of Diego Velazquez, Francisco Goya. And especially artist El Greco in the early 1900s Picasso. Would spend time in both Spain and France.
But in 1904, he moved to Paris permanently. Most of this time was what is known as his blue period. The blue period is known for using shades of blues and greens in paintings that generally show anguish. This period is from about 1901 to 1904. Picasso continued to evolve his style in over the next five years. He went through what is known as his rose period, which is where he would use warm colors and a lighter mood in his artworks.
This period was from about.1904 to 1906, and then there was a period of African influence Dart. He was influenced after seeing African artifacts like tribal masks that were on display at a museum. He went to in 1907.
This period lasted from about 1907 to 1909 in the following years. Picasso began his cubism periods with two different types of cubism. First with analytical cubism from about nineteen, oh nine to nineteen twelve, which Picasso developed with artist Georges Braque where they would take apart an object and analyze it. By its different shapes from different viewpoints, then Picasso furthered the style by creating synthetic cubism from 1912 to 1919, which was more about the construction process. Instead of the analytical process, he would use a wide range of materials to create the dimensions of the artwork. During this period Picasso was also credited with making the first ever collage artworks while working on his synthetic cubism style, cubism as a whole is still what Picasso is most well known for and both types.
Of cubism used the idea of making an artwork from a variety of different viewpoints. Think about taking a single picture of an object that would be one viewpoint. Now, imagine taking 30 pictures of the same object from different places, then cutting them all up and using little bits from each one of the pictures to paste back together, the original object that's, the way that I would usually think of cubism and how it can do things that cameras cannot after helping to create cubism. He continued to. Change and work in different styles, including working in a neoclassical style and even working in surrealism. And while he worked in these different styles, the idea cubism always seemed to be nearby or directly in his artworks Picasso lived in France during both World War 1.
And during World War 2 and the Nazi occupation. He continued to make art. But during this time he turned to making a lot of poetry. There is even a story about the Gestapo harassing him and asking him about his painting Guernica. Which is shown here, the painting is about the Nazi bombing of a Spanish town during the Spanish Civil War. The Gestapo asked did you do that which he replied?
No, you did Picasso continued to live his life and make art for many years to come. He died at the age of 91 on April 8th 1973. He was what is considered a rarity in the art world, because he was so well known so famous and extremely well off for a lot of his life.
Many of Picasso's artworks have become the most expensive to ever sell at auctions. Like Aaron, la, beep, sold for a hundred and four million dollars in 2004 and Dora Mar Oh shot sold for ninety. Five point two million in 2006. We will be making our own cubist style, artwork of a face. You can either try to make your own or use the role of Picasso that you'll see in a little if you're trying to make your own try to draw your self or someone else from a number of different viewpoints. If you're using the role of Picasso, either pick the ones you like the most, or you can let a dye.
Pick for you try to look at the shape of the face and how even when it's in profile you're able to see both eyes, this was part of the goal to do things that photos cannot like the sitting woman in a blue armchair. You can see her face in profile. And you can also see the other side of her face as if it was almost pulled around allowing you to see both sides for this project, the main materials I'm going to be using is a paper, pencil, eraser. You can use a dye and the roll Picasso. If you want when I. Color this one I'm going to be using a black sharpie, then I'm going to be using watercolor paints.
If you want to use something else like markers cut pencils crayons, pastels, tempera paints go for it. Here is the roll of Picasso. If you do want to use this, there will be a link in the description now let's jump over to actually making that art project. Now, it's time to go ahead and start making our Picasso style portrait. So you can use a die. If you want to roll to pick out the different things, or you can. Just do them yourself today, I'm just gonna start drawing them and kind of go from there.
So I'm gonna start actually with number 5 down here. This is the shape of the face. So I am going to make it nice and big.
So I, just start to draw got my pleasant little chin, big spot for a nose up here. And this one already has some little lips on it and I might actually add other stuff to it, we'll kind of see. Now I am going to be doing two different eyes.
And you know what before I, even do anything else I'm actually gonna. Add another side to the face over here, and I'm going to do two different eyes, so we're going to use, mmm, I think, I'll. Take this guy over here for an eye that's, kind of in profile, sort of like. So remember profile means it's to the side instead of looking straight at somebody to do my other eye, I, don't know, I, really like this guy over here.
So I'm, actually going to put that one way over here, kind of like, so I'm, making those I've already kind of gotten a big spot for a nose. So it's a little tough to. Pick I think I'm going to go with this one I'm, just gonna kind of flip it a little.
So I'm going to have this side curl up and make another tiny nostril over here on this side. Now, for my lips, I already do have some lip started, so I think I might just go ahead and finish those by just doing basically a little heart on the side. And then we can remember to pick out two ears, not just one so let's, see here, I'm going to use this first guy up here for a big ear over on this side. And this is where cubism. Really comes in, because if I looked at a person in profile on this side, I would see an ear here, but there's, no way I could see the ear on the other side, but we're trying to like to pull things around and see stuff that we couldn't usually see now I'm going to use this other ear over here. So kind of go and draw it out.
Now. Once we get our eyes, nose, mouth, ears and face all kind of done. This is where you kind of go and start adding some other details. So I can start to add stuff like a neck that's kind. Of coming down with some shoulders, if I want to add hair and stuff, we definitely can maybe I want to put something like a hat on this person.
So start doing that and might start using my eraser inside I'm going to go ahead and add some more details, and then I'm going to outline this actually with a sharpie before I start adding any color, the big things with this would be tried to have fun with it. Take your time use some different colors, but try to also make it your own just because you are looking at the. Nose or an eye, you don't have to use those if you want to create your own, please feel free also think of details to add I mean, I added a hat and a necklace and stuff like that think of things that you want to add on your paper and don't get stuck on any certain color, use whatever colors, you think look the best or whichever ones really resonate with you. But like always the most important thing is, please try to have fun with this if you're not having fun you're doing it wrong again.
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Dated : 21-Mar-2022