Mixed media portraits by Picasso


The style of Picasso portraits is unmistakable: the figures fall apart and are recomposed in his paintings, overturning all the canons and the proportions of the face in the style of Cubism. When students have copied the works of Picasso have not bothered to respect the proportions of the picture, but they have drawn freely, taking inspiration from the image. On a background in collage, prepared by gluing pieces of paper, we have traced the drawing with a black marker, copying it from a work by Picasso. Then we colored with oil pastels, imitating the colors of the original.









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  1. How Awesome!

  2. Ellie Ness says:

    You are amazing! This looks like a fun project. The kids are so talented. I went on my first interview. I’m hoping the middle school will call next week. I’m happy to look for lessons that are creative and unique!

    • Thanks Ellie! Good luck for your interview, I hope all the best for you because you’ll be an amazing teacher! :))

  3. Can’t wait to try this in my classroom!

  4. Liz Calais says:

    Miriam, these cubist pictures are incredible. Cubism isn’t an easy style to understand. Your students did a fantastic job. Liz

    • Thank you Liz! The students really enjoyed this experience about cubism! I think is the better way to teach them the History of Art: learning by doing!! 🙂

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