The Pensacola Museum of art is offering art classes for home school, after school and other subjects. The pictured cubist still life was one of the projects being taught at this class.
The class began by reading a picture book about Picasso, the father of Cubism. This style got its name because it looks like things have been cut up into cubes. There are several different styles of Cubism because Picasso was always changing, trying to learn and understand new things. To learn more about Pablo Picasso, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pablo_Picasso
Some of his works use dual perspective. They look at the same object from two different angles. In the painting “Dora Maar au Chat”, one eye is looking forward, and the other eye is looking to the side. This is done to try to capture time or movement. The one eye looking forward is what the girl looked like in the beginning, and the other eye is what she looked like when she turned her head. The girl also has six buns in her hair, but it’s actually only one bun that is being moved as she looks around.
The pictured still life is a picture of fruit being dumped out of a bowl. Students in first grade can make the picture if the vegetables are drawn for them on a sheet to color and cut out. Students in third grade should be able to draw their own fruit and bowl.
Begin by drawing the bowl. Notice that the top of the bowl is wide and round, as if it is being looked at from the top. The side of the bowl is what it looks like from the front. First the bowl was lying on the table, with the front view, and then it was tipped, showing the top of the bowl.
Color and cut out vegetables and fruit for the bowl. Cut out the shapes. Cut each one in half or thirds at an angle. Glue the pieces to the bowl so that the top part looks like it is in the bowl, and the lower part looks like it is falling out of the bowl.
Sunshine State Standards
VA.D.1.1.2 Understands that works of art can be rendered realistically, symbolically or abstractly.
The student colored carefully according to their age level and physical abilities.
The student cut out the pieces carefully and neatly.
The student drew the bowl in dual perspective.
The student used care in gluing the parts together, in the location suggested.