I know many of you, maybe most of you, or maybe all of you hate Picasso. Well, I can see why you might hate him and think that his art is juvenile and ridiculous. But if I could sit down with you for one hour and explain to you what Picasso did for the art world and tell you how much I. Love. Picasso….you might change your mind. Or maybe not.
Last night in art class we talked about Cubism, which was Picasso’s defining movement. Painting and drawing people and objects from different angles was the beginning of Cubism and the start of Picasso’s huge creative impact (AKA. AWESOMENESS). Check out a painting from his early years of cubism:
Do you seriously hate that?
After talking for a while about cubism, we dove into a cubist project, making a single point on the paper and from that point deriving three lines. Between each of these lines there was an angle, which we were to treat as its own canvas. We moved around the room and did three drawings of the model from different angles, each drawing inside one of the three angles on our paper — a very simplified version of what Picasso and other cubists did.
Now after that if you still hate Picasso as much or more than you did before, call me. We must talk. And I will cry for you.