Sunday, October 20, 2013

Trying Picasso out - by Mariah

This week I learned about Picasso and his drawings. And how he did lots of cubist art. We were inspired by that art and we tried it. That process was quite interesting...how art can actually look crazy and strange and beautiful and insane.


I chose to do a cat first because Mom was doing a cat and in case I got a bit mixed up I could ask her. It only made sense to me to do a cat. Once I got the concept then I did a portrait of myself! It was a bit hard but it made sense to me. I like how it looks. I look a bit strange but I got used to it. It's a new piece of art - I hadn't seen that kind of style before.


We got books from the library on Picasso and we read some of those - I liked the stories told about him. I also copied one of his sketches that wasn't cubist.

5 comments:

jomadill said...

You are so very adventuresome trying such a variety of artistic styles, Mariah! Good for you! You did a wonderful job of creating the blocks and then spacing the colours in each of your portraits! Both pieces are lovely in their "crazy and strange" way! Well done!

DonnaK said...

You did a great job copying Picasso's style of art, Mariah! I love the colours you used too! Sounds like a fun learning experience!

JeffDaMan25 said...

That's some crazy art! It looks great though! Did you learn about his crazy story about his personal life? He cut off his ear and sent it to his girlfriend! Weird!

poppa m said...

hi Mariah!
I liked your Picasso style pictures. It was smart to start with the cat For the reasons you mentioned.
When Jo and I were in Venice, we saw some original Picasso's and they were very interesting. He worked a lot with perspective and merging two different facets into one unified piece. Brilliant.
Good work
Poppa M

Paula said...

Tyson says: Really neat! I want to try that & I hope to see you soon.
Paige says: I would really love to try that type of art, I've heard of it before but never seen it. Hope to see you soon!
Auntie Paula says: Nice job Mariah! That looks complicated! Way to go!