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STUDENT NAME:







ALRDIGE STATE HIGH SCHOOL

Picasso and Cubism

Essay



YEAR:

9

TERM:

2

UNIT:

Faces of Change

TASK:

Essay - Cubism

TEACHER:




DUE DATE:





TASK: Construct an essay response of 600-800 words explaining Cubism through the description of Pablo Picasso’s two works ‘Les Demoiselles d’ Avignon’ and “Still Life with Chair Caning’. (Your essay should include three quotes that are correctly referenced, a bibliography and a copy of the artworks discussed labelled with the artists name, title of the work, date, size and media.)
ASSESSMENT CRITERIA





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APPRAISING:



Demonstrates a depth of knowledge and understanding of artworks in contexts.

Demonstrates relevant knowledge and understanding of artworks in contexts.

Demonstrates relevant knowledge and some understanding of artworks.

Can identify artworks related to context.

Can identify artworks.

Synthesises information through analysis and interpretation to evaluate and justify.

Can analyse, interpret, evaluate and justify.

Describes and interprets and gives an opinion.

Describes and classifies artworks.

Describes artworks.

Consistently and accurately uses relevant terminology, language and referencing conventions.

Consistently uses relevant terminology, language and referencing conventions.

Uses relevant terminology, language and referencing conventions.

Occasionally uses revenant terminology and language conventions.

Uses some language conventions.



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ESSAY LAYOUT:


Information required in each paragraph of the essay:

PARAGRAPH 1 - Cubism:

  1. Define what Cubism was.

  2. What year did Cubism start and finish?

  3. What country did Cubism occur in?

  4. Who were the main Cubist artists?

  5. What were the main characteristics of Cubist art?

  6. What was analytical Cubism?

  7. What was Synthetic Cubism?

  8. What three things had an influence on the development of Cubism? How did each influence Cubism?

  9. Write a sentence explaining that Pablo Picasso created two Cubist paintings titled ‘Les Demoiselles d’ Avignon’ and ‘Still Life with Chair Caning’.

  10. Quote.

PARAGRAPH 2 - Pablo Picasso:

  1. Write a sentence explaining that Picasso (along with Georges Braque) developed Cubism.

  2. When was Picasso born and when did he die?

  3. Where was Picasso born and where did he live throughout his working life?

  4. What people influenced his artwork?

  5. What art styles influenced his artwork?

  6. List the different art styles that Picasso explored throughout his career.

  7. Whose artwork did he influence?

PARAGRAPH 3 - ‘Les Demoiselles d’ Avignon’:

  1. Write a sentence that explains that Pablo Picasso painted the artwork titled ‘Les Demoiselles d’Avignon’.

  2. What size is the painting?

  3. What is the media used to create the painting? (Media means what materials were used to created the artwork)

  4. What year was the painting made?

  5. Write several sentences describing the painting. (i.e. What is the painting a picture of?)

  6. What style of Cubism was Picasso exploring when he painted ‘Les Demoiselles d’Avignon’?

  7. What does the title ‘Les Demoiselles d’Avignon’ mean in English?

  8. Explain the story behind the painting. What was the painting about?

  9. What features in the painting are characteristic of Analytical Cubism?

  10. Quote.

PARAGRAPH 4 - ‘Les Demoiselles d’ Avignon’:

  1. Write a sentence outlining that the paragraph will be about the elements and principles of design and how they have been used in ‘Les Demoiselles d’Avignon’.

  2. What are the main lines in the painting? (Select from: curving, horizontal, diagonal, zig zag, vertical, spiral)

  3. What is the effect of the lines on the painting? (e.g. happiness, anger, excitement, tension, fun, bold, calm)

  4. What are the main shapes and forms used in the painting? (Select from : Rounded, angular & blocky)

  5. What is the effect of these shapes and forms? (e.g. create movement, still, peaceful, alert, strong, energetic)

  6. What are the main colours in the painting? Is there a colour scheme? (e.g. complimentary, harmonious, monochromatic, warm, cold)

  7. What is the effect of these colours? (e.g. sombre, passionate, dramatic, cheerful)

  8. What tones are evident in the painting (Select from: light, mid, dark) Where are they found?

  9. Does the painting have real or simulated texture? Describe the type of texture (e.g. rough, slimy, smooth)

  10. What is the effect of this texture on the painting? (e.g. calm, aggressive)

  11. Write a concluding sentence summing up the key points of the paragraph.

PARAGRAPH 5 - ‘Still Life with Chair Caning’:

  1. Write a sentence that explains that Pablo Picasso painted the artwork titled ‘Still Life with Chair Caning’.

  2. What size is the painting?

  3. What is the media used to create the painting? (Media means what materials were used to created the artwork)

  4. What year was the painting made?

  5. Write several sentences describing the painting. (I.e. what is the painting a picture of?)

  6. What style of Cubism was Picasso exploring when he painted ‘‘Still Life with Chair Caning’?

  7. Why did Picasso paint the artwork ‘Still Life with Chair Caning’?

  8. What features in the painting are characteristic of Synthetic Cubism?

  9. Quote.

PARAGRAPH 6 - ‘Still Life with Chair Caning’:

  1. Write a sentence outlining that the paragraph will be about the elements and principles of design and how they have been used in ‘’Still Life with Chair Caning’.

  2. What are the main lines in the painting? (Select from: curving, horizontal, diagonal, zig zag, vertical, spiral)

  3. What is the effect of the lines on the painting? (e.g. happiness, anger, excitement, tension, fun, bold, calm)

  4. What are the main shapes and forms used in the painting? (Select from : Rounded, angular & blocky)

  5. What is the effect of these shapes and forms? (e.g. create movement, still, peaceful, alert, strong, energetic)

  6. What are the main colours in the painting? Is there a colour scheme? (e.g. complimentary, harmonious, monochromatic, warm, cold)

  7. What is the effect of these colours? (e.g. sombre, passionate, dramatic, cheerful)

  8. What tones are evident in the painting (Select from: light, mid, dark) Where are they found?

  9. Does the painting have real or simulated texture? Describe the type of texture (e.g. rough, slimy, smooth)

  10. What is the effect of this texture on the painting? (e.g. calm, aggressive)

  11. Write a concluding sentence summing up the key points of the paragraph.

PARAGRAPH 7 - Conclusion:

  1. Write a concluding paragraph that summarises the key points discussed in the essay.



Use the following as an aide to the construction of your essay response:

PARAGRAPH ONE – CUBISM


  1. Define what Cubism was.

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  1. What year did Cubism start? What year did it end?

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  1. In what country did Cubism happen?

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  1. Who were the main Cubist artists? (Using only their surnames is fine)

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  1. What were the main characteristics of Cubist art?

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  1. What was Analytical Cubism?

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  1. What was Synthetic Cubism?

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  1. Write a sentence explaining that Picasso created two Cubist paintings titled ‘Les Demoiselles d’ Avignon’ and ‘Still Life with Chair Caning’.

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  1. What three things had an influence on the development of Cubism? How did each influence Cubism?

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SELECT A QUOTE TO INCLUDE IN THIS PARAGRAPH
Write your quote below and reference it correctly, e.g. (Smith, 1997, p.34): (When you write your rough draft for this paragraph, include the quote in a logical place within the paragraph)
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PARAGRAPH TWO - PABLO PICASSO


  1. Write a sentence explaining that Pablo Picasso (along with Georges Braque) developed Cubism.

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  1. What year was Picasso born? What year did Picasso die?

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  1. What country was the Picasso born in?

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  1. What Country did Picasso lives in for most of his life?

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  1. What people influenced his artwork?

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  1. What art styles influenced his artwork?

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  1. List the different art styles Picasso explored throughout his career.

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  1. What three art movements did Picasso and Braque influence? (See your Cubism research notes to answer this question)

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PARAGRAPH THREE

Les Demoiselles d’Avignon’
1) Write a sentence that explains that Pablo Picasso painted the artwork titled ‘Les Demoiselles d’Avignon’.
____________________________________________________________________________________________


  1. What size is the painting?

____________________________________________________________________________________________




  1. What is the media used to create the painting? (Media means what materials were used to created the artwork)

____________________________________________________________________________________________




  1. What year was the painting made?

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  1. Write several sentences describing the painting. (i.e. What is the painting a picture of?)

____________________________________________________________________________________________


____________________________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________________________
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  1. What style of Cubism was Picasso exploring when he painted ‘Les Demoiselles d’Avignon’?

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  1. What does the title ‘Les Demoiselles d’Avignon’ mean in English?

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  1. Explain the story behind the painting. What was the painting about?

____________________________________________________________________________________________


____________________________________________________________________________________________
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  1. What features in the painting are characteristic of Analytical Cubism?

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SELECT A QUOTE TO INCLUDE IN THIS PARAGRAPH
Write your quote below and reference it correctly: (Perhaps include a quote that either describe what the painting is of, OR, explains why the picture was painted.)
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PARAGRAPH FOUR

Les Demoiselles d’Avignon’


  1. Write a sentence outlining that the paragraph will be about the elements of art and how they have been used in ‘Les Demoiselles d’Avignon’.

____________________________________________________________________________________________


____________________________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________________________


  1. What are the main lines in the painting? (Select from: curving, horizontal, diagonal, zig zag, vertical, spiral)

____________________________________________________________________________________________


____________________________________________________________________________________________


  1. What is the effect of the lines on the painting? (e.g. happiness, anger, excitement, tension, fun, bold, calm)

____________________________________________________________________________________________


____________________________________________________________________________________________


  1. What are the main shapes and forms used in the painting? (Select from : Rounded, angular & blocky)

____________________________________________________________________________________________


____________________________________________________________________________________________


  1. What is the effect of these shapes and forms? (e.g. create movement, still, peaceful, alert, strong, energetic)

____________________________________________________________________________________________


____________________________________________________________________________________________


  1. What are the main colours in the painting? Is there a colour scheme? (e.g. complimentary, harmonious, monochromatic, warm, cold)

____________________________________________________________________________________________


____________________________________________________________________________________________


  1. What is the effect of these colours? (e.g. sombre, passionate, dramatic, cheerful)

____________________________________________________________________________________________


____________________________________________________________________________________________


  1. What tones are evident in the painting (Select from: light, mid, dark) Where are they found?

____________________________________________________________________________________________


____________________________________________________________________________________________


  1. Does the painting have real or simulated texture? Describe the type of texture (e.g. rough, slimy, smooth)

____________________________________________________________________________________________


____________________________________________________________________________________________


  1. What is the effect of this texture on the painting? (e.g. calm, aggressive)

____________________________________________________________________________________________


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  1. Write a concluding sentence summing up the key points of the paragraph.

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PARAGRAPH FIVE

Still Life with Chair Caning’
1) Write a sentence that explains that Pablo Picasso painted the artwork titled ‘Still Life with Chair Caning’.
____________________________________________________________________________________________


  1. What size is the painting?

____________________________________________________________________________________________




  1. What is the media used to create the painting? (Media means what materials were used to created the artwork)

____________________________________________________________________________________________




  1. What year was the painting made?

____________________________________________________________________________________________




  1. Write several sentences describing the painting. (i.e. What is the painting a picture of?)

____________________________________________________________________________________________


____________________________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________________________
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  1. What style of Cubism was Picasso exploring when he painted ‘Still Life with Chair Caning’?

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  1. Why did Picasso paint the artwork ‘Still Life with Chair Caning’?

____________________________________________________________________________________________


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  1. What features in the painting are characteristic of Synthetic Cubism?

____________________________________________________________________________________________
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SELECT A QUOTE TO INCLUDE IN THIS PARAGRAPH
Write your quote below and reference it correctly: (Perhaps include a quote that either describe what the painting is of, OR, explains why the picture was painted.)
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PARAGRAPH SIX

Still Lfie with Chair Caning’


  1. Write a sentence outlining that the paragraph will be about the elements and principles of design and how they have been used in ‘Still Life with Chair Caning’.

____________________________________________________________________________________________


____________________________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________________________


  1. What are the main lines in the painting? (Select from: curving, horizontal, diagonal, zig zag, vertical, spiral)

____________________________________________________________________________________________


____________________________________________________________________________________________


  1. What is the effect of the lines on the painting? (e.g. happiness, anger, excitement, tension, fun, bold, calm)

____________________________________________________________________________________________


____________________________________________________________________________________________


  1. What are the main shapes and forms used in the painting? (Select from : Rounded, angular & blocky)

____________________________________________________________________________________________


____________________________________________________________________________________________


  1. What is the effect of these shapes and forms? (e.g. create movement, still, peaceful, alert, strong, energetic)

____________________________________________________________________________________________


____________________________________________________________________________________________


  1. What are the main colours in the painting? Is there a colour scheme? (e.g. complimentary, harmonious, monochromatic, warm, cold)

____________________________________________________________________________________________


____________________________________________________________________________________________


  1. What is the effect of these colours? (e.g. sombre, passionate, dramatic, cheerful)

____________________________________________________________________________________________


____________________________________________________________________________________________


  1. What tones are evident in the painting (Select from: light, mid, dark) Where are they found?

____________________________________________________________________________________________


____________________________________________________________________________________________


  1. Does the painting have real or simulated texture? Describe the type of texture (e.g. rough, slimy, smooth)

____________________________________________________________________________________________


____________________________________________________________________________________________


  1. What is the effect of this texture on the painting? (e.g. calm, aggressive)

____________________________________________________________________________________________


____________________________________________________________________________________________


  1. Write a concluding sentence summing up the key points of the paragraph.

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PARAGRAPH SEVEN – CONCLUSION


  1. Write a concluding paragraph summarizing the key points of the essay.

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1) Write the bibliography for your essay below.

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