Saturday, October 25, 2014

Happy Birthday Picasso

Pablo Ruiz y Picasso was born October 25, 1881 in Malaga, Spain.  He studied art in Barcelona and Madrid before finally settling in Paris, France in the 1900’s.  Along with Henri Matisse he is considered to be the greatest artist of the 20th century.  

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Picasso went through several phases of art including  the Blue Period, the Rose Period and his most famous contribution to modern art, Cubism.

In honor of Picasso’s birthday today, we decided to delve into Cubism.

First we drew the outline of our subject with pencil.  Once we were happy with the way that looked, we used black permanent marker to trace over it.

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We all used tempera paints to fill in the face, and the girls used tempera on the background as well.

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I veered off course at this point.  Instead of using tempera paints on the back ground, I used making tape to line sections of my painting and then used water colors to fill in.

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Lindsey’s painting is a combination of her two ballet instructors, who are mother and daughter.  Grins.

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Olivia just continues to amaze me with her artistic ability.   She even mixed her own colors to get the desired depth to her painting.

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Picasso continued to paint, even on April 8, 1973, the day he passed away.   I hope my girls continue to be creative all their lives as well.

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