This is a quick starter activity that students can use before starting any art lesson. It is not intended to test their knowledge but encourage them to speculate and be creative with their answers. Can be used to settle the class down and encourage engagement of more able children.
Pablo Picasso, in sourced quotes by the Spanish-born artist on his painting art, life and Cubism. Picasso was mainly working and living in France.
His sourced quotes explain the personal and characteristic way of Picasso in creating his painting art as 'finding' and not as 'looking for', which he liked to say frequently.
Picasso describes in his quotes a. o. the early start of Cubism by Braque and himself in Paris circa 1908-1910, both strongly influenced by Cezanne's painting ideas, then.
He reflects also on the essence of Cubist art, and also 'abstract art' which he denies. He expresses his later admiration for Matisse and Chagall for their color use and large imagination.
Picasso's quotes explain moreover his characteristic art approach of viewing a picture as a sum of destruction activities, without losing anything in the long run of creation.
More sourced quotes of Picasso - (and also quotes of Braque, Cubism, Matisse a. o.) are also placed on Wikiquote and the amount of quotes increases there every year. On Wikipedia you can find good, extended biography facts of the artist Picasso.
On Wikiart I advise you to view the art-images of his art in a chronological order. Because chronologically the images become real visual quotes; they illustrate very clearly the start, developments and ending - including all moves and changes - of Picasso's art.
- editor, Fons Heijnsbroek