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Picasso: Creator of Modern Art

Course #: EDUC_712L

Semester Credits: 3

Cost: $345.00

The creative genius of Pablo Picasso is explored with emphasis on the influences which led to the development of Modern Art in the 20th Century.
Through the use of biographical and art historical textual materials, reproductions of paintings, sculptures and drawings, and video - this course presents basic and detailed information on Picasso. The creative processes, historical context in which his art was produced, the life of the artist are studied. Emphasis is placed on the importance of Picasso's work in the progression of great world art and its value to us today as a statement of the timeless human condition.

a. Learn about the role of the visual arts in Picasso's time.
b. Construct and describe plausible interpretations of what Picasso perceived and expressed through his art.
c. Develop specific criteria for individuals or groups to assess and critique Picasso's works of art.
d. Establish criteria to use in analyzing a masterpiece by Picasso.
e. Identify and describe the ways that Picasso used to convey the illusion of space, lighting and three-dimensionality.
f. Use of art terminology to describe the emotional content of the works of art.
g. Identify major works of art by Picasso and describe the impact of those works on society at that time.
h. Develop a theory about the artist's intent using reasoned statements to support personal opinions.
i. Construct an interpretation of works of art based on the form and content of the art.

This course is applicable towards the following certificate(s):
*Art History and Appreciation for the Classroom

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