Pablo Picasso

Our first main Art piece for this term is a self portrait using Pableo Picasso’s techniques.

Pablo Picasso was born in Malaga, Spain in 1881, which is more than 120 years ago. Pablo’s real name is Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Clito Ruiz Picasso. A lot of the names are of saints and relatives.

By Argentina. Revista Vea y Lea [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
By Argentina. Revista Vea y Lea [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

According to his mother, Pablo’s first words were “piz, piz”, which is short for lapiz – Spanish for ‘pencil’

Some of his paintings are amongst the most expensive in the world.

Picasso used many techniques and also created sculptures as well. One of his styles when painting portraits was the combining profile (side on) and frontal (facing) views.

Here are some examples

 

The Weeping Woman
The Weeping Woman
Dora Maar au Chat
Dora Maar au Chat
Three-Musicians
Three-Musicians
Seated Woman (Marie-Therese)
Seated Woman (Marie-Therese)

 

Our class have now nearly completed our own self portraits of each other using the technique of side on and frontal views of ourselves. We then used oil pastels to make our art work bright and colourful like Picasso had done in his artwork. We noticed that Picasso liked to use patterns as well so we designed our backgrounds using different patterns and colours.

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There is also a wonderful website where you can create your own Mr. Picasso head. Click on the website below to check it out!

Picassohead.com

What did you enjoy the most about creating your portrait?

Can you find out an interesting fact about Picasso?

What do you like the best about Picasso’s artwork and why?

21 thoughts on “Pablo Picasso

  1. dear miss baldwin
    i enjoyed doing picasso it was so so so awesome
    i didn’t do very much drawing and colring
    but it was fun anyway
    from merlin

  2. Dear Mrs Baldwin
    The thing i enjoyed the most about creating my portrait was making the background because i did lots of patterns and also it was fun drawing Picasso’s technique.

    The thing i like about Picasso’s drawings is that they are colourful and he’s got great patterns and he’s a very talented drawer. From Kayne

  3. Dear mrs b

    The things I enjoy the most about creating my portrait was that it was fun,colourful and creative.

    I like Picasso artwork because there is lots of colours and shapes and patterns and more.

    By Cooper 🙂

  4. Dear Mrs Baldwin,

    The most thing I enjoyed about creating my portrait was because it was creative colourful and it looks really really good when it is finished

    The thing I like about Picasso’s drawings is that its amazing how he can draw really well and I wish I could draw like that.
    From Jude

  5. Dear Mrs Baldwin,
    The thing I enjoyed the most about creating my portrait was the pattens we did and colouring it
    in also I like the oil pastels to colour in with.

    Q3
    I like the patterns Picasso dose and I like his dark colouring in.:) From mateja

  6. dear mrs b,
    the thing l enjoyed the most about creating my portrait was it was so creative and colourful but it is really wild.

    The thing l like is how wild it is but he gets some money for wild pictures.

    1 more thing what is your favourite you tube if you do watch youtube? Mine is jacksekyeye for the whole class and the tiser.
    From Finnigan

  7. Dear Mrs B,
    I enjoyed the most about is creating my portrait was doing different sort of art and mixing drawings and shapes together.He also did a lot of cool stuff like making drawings different I think its good.

    Thing I liked the best was that he put a lot of techniques in he’s paintings.He can add a lot of stuff like shapes and all sorts of things its pretty cool.

    From Jake

  8. Dear Mrs Baldwin,
    The thing I enjoyed the most about creating my portrait was it was fun using colours and making patterns.

    I like it because it is fun and it is a bit hard.

    From Elyssa

  9. Dear mrs Baldwin I can’t wait to we do Easter craft and I injoyed the Picasso art
    I loved it because I like to do art can’t wait to catch up with our cat buddy’s love Jessica m

  10. Dear miss b the thing I enjoyed the most about creating my portrait was making the snaps,colour and patins I wont to do it again.
    what I like the best about Picasso art work is the colours he uses the shape he uses and the paterns he uses.
    from Jessica g

  11. Dear Mrs Baldwin, the thing I enjoyed most about creating my portrait was that it was fun and colourful even though it took a while.

    My favourite thing about Picasso’s art is the detail and colour because it looks really good and bright but weeping woman is a bit spooky from kain😄

  12. Dear Mrs Baldwin,
    The thing I enjoyed the most about creating my portrait was the patterns because James complimented my pattern and James wanted my pattern.
    The thing I like the best about Picasso’s art is because their weird and funny.

    From Jackson

  13. Dear Mrs Baldwin
    The thing I enjoyed the most about creating my Picasso portrait was it was really fun I liked the technique we used because it was looking forward and side ways at the same time.

    I liked picassos artwork because there always nice and colourful with a lot of shapes and I pesonally think they look really really good
    From Christian

  14. Dear Mrs Baldwin
    The thing I enjoyed most about creating my portrait was that you can go free of sense and put your idea on to the page.I also loved how it looks so strange and will never leave the lookers mind (not always in a good way.)

    The thing I like most about Pablo Picassos art is how it is so well acknowledged and far a good reason too.I also like how his paintings are 3d and are almost impossible to fake.
    From David

  15. Dear Mrs Baldwin,

    What I enjoyed most about creating my portrait was making the background colorful with pastels. I also liked creating my self portrait.

    What I like best about Picass’s apart is that it’s colorful and it’s creative and has lots of shapes.He is a terrific artist.and Mrs Baldwin what do you not like about Picasso?

    1. Dear Grayson,
      The thing I like about Picasso is the bright colours and patterns which stand out from a distance! Keep up the great work.
      Mrs Baldwin

  16. Dear mrs Baldwin,
    The thing I enjoyed the most about creating my portrait was using the colourful oil pastels and creating all the patterns.
    The facts about picasso I found was he was born in Spain and his paintings were very expensive.
    The thing I liked about Picassos artwork is he his very creative with it.
    From jade

  17. Dear Mrs Baldwin,

    The thing I enjoyed the most about creating my portrate was using the oil pastels and cry eating the patterns.

    The thing I like about Picasso’s artwork is the colours and the patterns and also I like that it is different to others pictures.
    From Imogen.

  18. Dear mrs B
    Tha thing enjoyed the most about colours my portrait was the decrease and the shapes . I also like the lonsm in long name in Spanish. The thing that I like the best is the foothold .

    From mila

  19. Dear Mrs.Baldwin,

    I have in joyed seeing all the art work that y’all did.The art work looks good i like the colors they used for the picture.

    From,Natalie H

  20. Hi mrs Baldwin
    Anah here wow those drawings are amazing
    I love all the different colours in it.
    Good luck to all the year 4 this year
    hope you do well in everything

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