Cubism or Realism?

Year 6 have been exploring different styles of portraits in the last couple of weeks.

The children have learnt about how Picasso used a Cubist style, that was abstract and produced as if from different angles and using geometric shapes. They have contrasted this with Realism and the concept of whether art can look like a photograph. To support the children, on-line drawing workshops were used to guide them to draw realistic eyes and mouths; it was brilliant to see so many children producing extremely realistic drawings. For their final piece, they had to combine the skills they had been taught. This involved creating some distortion; including colourful collage work; and incorporating realistic eyes (possibly in a different position.) The final results were wonderful to see.

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