Discovering the world of art, inspired by Pablo Picasso’s paintings
In the March workshop, we focus on Picasso’s Rose Period.
This period coincides with the famous Medrano circus performing in Paris. The Montmartre was bustling with jugglers, acrobats, harlequins and street performers. Picasso and his friends enjoyed street theater and the famous circus’s performances. These shows fascinated and inspired, not only Picasso, but a constellation of leading French artists of the period, including Degas, Toulouse-Lautrec, Seurat etc.
The beggars and outcasts that populated the Blue Period paintings now gave their place to joyous, fun figures enjoying freedom.
In the Rose Period, hopeful adolescents and young people prevail – figures set in open-air spaces, exuding vibrancy and lust for life, contrary to the claustrophobic settings often seen in Blue Period paintings.
In our meetings, we will attempt to conjure our own circus show, producing figures in cardboard, wire, cloth, yarn, white clay and cork.
Design-Implementation: Maro Michalakakos, Artist
Creative Support: Marilena Aligizaki, Artist
Wednesday 04, 11/03
Meeting point: NLG Lobby
Up to 20 participants
Free admission by online preregistration (the workshop is conducted in Greek)
For the workshops held between 02/03 and 08/03, preregistration starts on Monday 24/02 at 12.00
For the workshops held between 09/03 and 15/03, preregistration starts on Monday 02/03 at 12.00
Photo Credits: © Succession Picasso 2020
- Arlequin et sa compagne, 1901