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Pablo Picasso: Art and the Conscience of 20th Century Europe

  • Ashleigh at Lansdowne 44124 Woodridge Parkway Leesburg, VA, 20176 United States (map)

In this 90-minute class, we will explore the work of perhaps the most venerated and ridiculed artist of the 20th century. While many disdain Picasso’s abstractions, the emotional and moral components of his artistic endeavors are complex and admirable. Although some see his paintings as childlike, Picasso’s complex and innovative renderings of people and historical events are worthy of study. The class will begin with a 20-minute PowerPoint lecture highlighting both Picasso’s early, more realistic representations and his turn toward abstraction and cubism. A 50-minute practicum will follow the lecture. As a group, we will produce a copy of a Picasso painting, replicating his unique vision of the human form. Upon completion of our paintings, we will participate in a 20-minute critique of our work.

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