Time for Mr Picasso.
I remembered his paintings since I was a little girl and I never thought I will be able to see his work in real. Picasso is well known everywhere and perhaps people know all about him.
He once said: “If I don’t have any blue, I use red instead”, that is why I love when children drawing green elephants or red lions, it is all about imagination, not directions!
Picasso was inspired by many great artists and he interpreted their paintings in his own way.
Taking children to the galleries from a young age is very inspiring, fun and learning experience to ask children to draw what they see, it’s not about copying, but understanding artists paintings by reworking, changing and twisting them.
Examples from Picasso:
Diego Velazquez, Princess Margarita (1656) / Pablo Picasso, Princess Margarita (1957)
Pablo Picasso, The Matador (1970) /Edouard Manet, A Matador (1866-67)
Vincent Van Gogh, Self- Potrait with Felt Hat (1888) / Pablo Picasso, Man with Straw Hat and Ice Cream Cone (1938)
Lucas Cranach the Younger, Portrait of a Woman (1564) / Pablo Picasso, Portrait of a Young Girl (1958)
Henri Matisse, Nasturtiums with Dance II (1912), Pablo Picasso, The Three Dancers (1925)
Pablo Picasso, Portrait of Lee Miller a l’Arlesienne (1937) / Photograph of Lee Miller
Pablo Picasso, The Weeping Woman (1937) / Kacper (Builder kid), The Weeping Woman (2011)
Kacper (Builder kid), The Dancer of the Rainbow (2011), Pablo Picasso, The Three Dancers (1925)
You can always find some of his work in Tate, such as:
My biggest dream is to vist MoMA and see for myself Les Demoiselles d’Avignon (1881–1973)