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Don't just talk about Cubism, explore it! Learners discuss some of the great Cubist artists as they take on a Cubist-style drawing assignment. They discuss the characteristics found in Cezanne, Monet, and Picasso paintings and analyze each for the use of geometric and organic lines. Then they create a Cubist piece by using one of the three suggested drawing exerises.
Learners of any age will understand the straightforward language and images presented here. The life of Pablo Picasso in relation to his development of Cubism is discussed, as is the progression of his art throughout his life. Use in an art history class, a visual literacy class, or before embarking on a project involving Cubism.
Examine three Cubism art pieces by Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque with your students. They will research how Cubism was advanced due to Picasso and Braque. and then compare and contrast Cubist works through image based discussion. Your pupils take pictures of the same subject from multiple angles and create a two-dimensional collage with them. An additional assignment is included where students write e-mails to partners as part of an art collaboration.
Study Cubism and Cubist art by examining a number of images with your students. They look at the relationship of Cubism to society architecture, and literature. Finally, they design a Cubist self-portrait using a variety of mediums after studying how more than one medium can be used in a piece of art.
Define the term "cubism" with your students and investigate the characteristic style. View several cubist-style pictures of faces, discuss shapes seen and facial features present in artwork. Then your class can work individually or in pairs to create their own cubist faces using variety of media.
Ah, Impressionism, one of the most studied genres of art. High schoolers study the works of the major French Impressionist painters: Renoir, Monet, Degas, Gauguin, Seurat, ToulouseLautrec, Utrillo, Pissarro, Cassatt, Morisot, and Caillebotte. They create products for presentation and use reading and writing strategies in various activities.
Cubism is a wonderful art style to use when learning about shapes, line, and composition. Young artists will use cardboard scraps to design and construct a cubist sculpture inspired by Pierrot with Clarinet by Jacques Lipchitz. Fantastic images are included to help you teach about shapes and the Cubist style.
Complete with a vocabulary list, this five-day instructional activity outline may get you on your way. Your art class will research Collage technique and famous collage artists. They then create a collage using a gel transfer technique. Steps and materials are discussed but some of the blanks in this instructional activity need to be filled in.
According to the presentation, the age of confusion was marked by a very specific set of art and philosophical movements. Take a visual trip, and explore expressionism, cubism, Dada, Bauhaus, existentialism, and the new modes of understanding that defined early 20th Century art.
Sure, your young artists probably know Van Gogh and Picasso, but are they equally as familiar with Frida Kahlo and Andy Warhol? Small groups examine the work of famous artists. Then, they create their own hero portraits in Cubist style and display them in a gallery walk.
Explore Pablo Picasso. For this art history and face drawing lesson, read a brief biography of Pablo Picasso. Draw a self portrait following guided instruction by the teacher. Paint a self-portrait and practice adding white and black to modify colors. Cut and glue each portrait as an example of cubism.