Friday, April 16, 2010

Picasso at the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC

Picasso's Blue Period
Read about the "Metamorphosis of a Painting" The Tragedy (1903)  at the National Gallery of Art web site.
Take a look at NGA's Teacher's Guide exploring three of Picasso's paintings including Le Gourmet (The Greedy Child).
How would you answer the questions posed?


Anonymous said...

I think this is something everyone should read about Picasso. I had no idea that you could actually see visual clues in his paintings pointing to images that are hidden underneath! I also had no idea that there were machines, such as the x-radiograph, that would show the underlying painting that existed first! I love Picasso's view as well, when he said that the paintings were actually compostions of destructions! What a great view! It is so amazing to me to just read things such as this! It can just take me back in time and have me really thinking about his thought process,etc., that was present when he was painting! This will have me seriously wanting to stare at all of his paintings now! How amazing!
Jamie McKeough Section 102

Anonymous said...

Picasso's paintings seem so real. Its as if they're telling a story.

Lynne L. Williams