Pablo Picasso Old Woman (woman with gloves) painting 1901
Choose a Modernist artwork produced between 1900 and 1920. Pablo Picasso “Old Woman” Next, research the work to learn the artist’s intent, or the artist’s general interests. Be sure to cite your sources.
For your initial post:
Write two paragraphs. In the first paragraph, using your own observations, describe the style. How has the artist deviated from naturalism (from the way things normally look to our eye)? Consider the following:
choice of color
spatial depth, or lack of it
quality of line
use of light and shade
brushstroke or texture
In the second paragraph, explain what you know of the artist’s intent. What message was the artist trying to evoke? What were the artist’s interests at the time or personal views? Is the artist responding to contemporary events, such as World War I? Do you believe the resulting style reflected the artist’s intentions successfully?