Teaching Ideas

Encouraging Dialogue

For Students K-12

  • How would you describe this person?
  • When we look at this work by Pablo Picasso, we are seeing the world through his eyes. How is his perspective different than what we might see?
  • What shapes did the artist use? Colors? Perspective?
  • Take the pose of the figure in the painting. How do you feel in this pose?
  • Cubism is an art form based on simple geometric shapes. Do you think this portrait was painted before or after Picasso started working in the cubist style?