Picasso, whose paintings and sculptures are famous throughout the world, was born in Spain and spent time in France during the 1800's and 1900's. His artistic style changed many times during his long career. During his blue period Picasso was deeply depressed and painted primarily with different shades of blue. His rose period was a happier time, and the colors of his paintings changed to reflect it. Next he moved onto cubism, and during this time he created cubism versions of paintings from other famous masters.
Before painting, we read Picasso and the Girl with a Ponytail and Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists - Picasso.
I previewed the video Picasso: The full story, and marked several clips to watch with the children. There were several portions inappropriate for children.
Next, we followed the tutorial from Art with Alex, for creating Picasso watercolor self-portraits.
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