Arts Curriculum

Picasso Black and White

October 5, 2012–January 23, 2013


Blue Period The period between 1901 and 1904 when Picasso painted essentially monochromatic paintings in shades of blue and blue-green, only occasionally warmed by other colors. They frequently depict people living in poverty and infirmity.

Cubism A style of painting invented by Picasso with Les demoiselles d’Avignon in 1907. From 1908 to 1914 Picasso collaborated with Georges Braque to develop the style in which objects are represented as a series of flat geometric forms seen form multiple points of view.

Monochromatic Having tones of one color.

Shade A color to which black or another dark hue has been added to make it darker.

Surrealism A twentieth-century art movement in art and literature that sought to express what is in the subconscious mind.

Tint A color to which white has been added.

Value The lightness or darkness of a color.