Picture yourselves as a modernist artist in the early 20th century. What would color mean to you? How would you express your emotions through art?
Young Picasso, influenced by great artists of the 19th century, like Cezanne, Van Gogh, Gauguin, Degas, Τoulouse Lautrec and others, and fascinated by the Parisian bohemian atmosphere, launches his artistic career with the blue and rose periods, eventually leading to his pre-cubist work.
Inspired by the interactive books on Picasso, students familiarize themselves with Picasso’s art, focusing on the artist’s early work, as well as the work of the artists who influenced him. Moreover, they discover the way in which Picasso uses these specific colors (blue-pink, cool-warm), compared to other important modernist artists, such as Kandinsky and Klee.
In the end, they create an abstract group painting based on colors and lines, conveying the emotions of their choice.
Design: Elli Paxinou, Art Historian, Associate of the Metropolitan College
School programs are availabe from Monday to Friday for the period 10/02 – 31/05.
Hours: 09.00-10.30, 11.00-12.30
*Easter period is not included
Photo Credits: © Succession Picasso 2020
- Autoportrait, 1906