Thursday, July 10, 2014

Surviving Picasso: Picasso, Creativity

 Adapted from the great site!jX69u


I. Work with a partner and choose the best answer. The winner is the group that guesses most correct answers.

1) How many names did Picasso's full name had?

a) 8  b) 11 c) 13 d) 23

2) Picasso's first word was in Spanish, of course. What word was it (in English)?

a) Mom  b) Dad  c) Pencil  d) Pen  e) Car

3)  Picasso's first painting was at  the age of ____________

a) 9  b) 12  c) 13  d) 15

4) Picasso's first job was as a:

a) painter
b) carpenter
c) locksmith
d) cook

5) Who founded the Cubist movement with Picasso?

a) Degas
b) Braque
c) Chagall
d) Basquiat

6) How many "official" wives did Picasso have?

a) 3
b) 5
c) 9
d) 17

7)  Where is Picasso buried?

a) Barcelona, Spain
b) Malaga, Spain
c) Vauvenargues, France
d) Grenoble, France

8) Where was Picasso born?

a) Barcelona, Spain
b) Malaga, Spain
c) Madrid, Spain
d) Bilbao, Spain

Check your answers with your teacher.

II. Watch the movie segment and discuss the questions:

1. Is the scene about Cubism? Why (not)?

2. How do you think his creativity works?

3. What's your opinion about Picasso?

4) Does Picasso deserve the fame his has? Explain it.

5) If you found a lost painting of Picasso's, would you sell it to make a lot of money or would you hang it on one of your walls to decorate the house? Explain your decision.

6) Who are your favorite painters?

70 Are there any Brazilian artists you admire? Talk about their work.

Answer key:

Picasso's Full Name Has 23 Words
Picasso was baptized Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Martyr Patricio Clito Ruíz y Picasso. He was named after various saints and relatives. The "Picasso" is actually from his mother, Maria Picasso y Lopez. His father is named Jose Ruiz Blasco.

Picasso's First Word: Pencil
It's like Picasso was born an artist: his first word was "piz," short of lápiz the Spanish word for 'pencil.' His father Ruiz, an artist and art professor, gave him a formal education in art starting from the age of 7. By 13, Ruiz vowed to give up painting as he felt that Pablo had surpassed him.

Pablo's First Drawing

Le Picador by Pablo Picasso (1890)
At the tender young age of 9, Picasso completed his first painting: Le picador, a man riding a horse in a bullfight.

6. Picasso's First Job

A painter. Picasso signed his first contract in Paris with art dealer Pere Menach, who agreed to pay him 150 francs per month (about US$750 today).

Cubism: Full of Little Cubes

Le Guitariste (The Guitarist) by Pablo Picasso (1910)
In 1909, Picasso and French artist Georges Braque co-founded an art movement known as cubism. Actually, it was a French art critic Louis Vauxcelles who first called it "bizarre cubiques" or cubism, after noting that Picasso and Braque's paintings are "full of little cubes."

Picasso was a Playboy
Being a famous artist certainly helped Picasso get the girl. Girls, in fact - many, many girls. Here's a short list of known "official" wives of Picasso. 9 official wives.
- Fernande Olivier (Picasso's first love, she was 18?; he was 23)
- Marcelle Humbert AKA Eva Gouel (she was 27, Picasso was 31)
- Gaby Lespinasse (he was 34, I don't know how old Gaby was, but she was young, that's for sure!)
- Olga Khokhlova (Picasso's first wife; she was 26 and he was 36 when they met)
- Marie-Thérèse Walter (she was 17, he was 46)
- Dora Maar (she was 29, Picasso was 55)
- Françoise Gilot (she was 21 when she met Picasso, who was 61)
- Geneviève Laporte (one of Picasso's last lovers. She was in her mid-twenties and a French model of Picasso, who was in his seventies when the affair started)
- Jacqueline Roque (who became Picasso's second wife. She was 27 and he was 79)

Where is Picasso buried?

Picasso was buried in the grounds of a chateau that he bought on a whim in 1958 in the village of Vauvenargues in the south of France
Where was Picasso born?

Malaga, Spain


No comments:

Post a Comment