Shattered Portraits of People
Art of Shattered People
Picasso Painting on top right.
This example of mine is sort of a cubist self-portrait using crazy abstract colors.
I tried to keep things in the relative area they are naturally in.
This example of mine is using more neutral tones
and it is harder to see who the person is in the portrait.
This is because the features are more various and jumbled around in the composition.
THE ART MOVEMENT
Early 20th Century Paris, France
I begin this lesson with going over some history of Pablo Picasso and his invention of Cubism.
I show the movie, Dropping in on Picasso by Crystal Video.
We then try to capture the idea of Cubism in dicussion. I try to get them to understand that it is seeing one object from multiple perspectives at one time.
I have them imagine me taking a picture of a student from the front, back, and side.
Then I take the tangible pictures of them and cut them up into pieces.
I rearrange them in a different order, then draw the new arrangement.
There may be 3 eyes, 2 noses, and features from different angles...
but that is the point!
1. On 12 by 18 white paper, divide the area into a variety of sections using a pencil.
Have 10-15 areas somewhat evenly drawn out.
2. In each section, draw at least 2 eyes (each from different angle), 1 nose, 1 mouth, and 2 ears.
They can also include parts of hair, neck, chin, cheeks, accessories, but do not need to include body parts below the neck.
3. I encourage them to emphasize their pencil lines with either a sharpie, other markers, or use a harder line of whatever they are coloring with. This is keep the details they worked so hard on from disappearing after the coloring process.
4. After emphasizing, color using a them (blue period, rose period, neutral tones, or abstract colors).
Here are some