One of our goals at Palette Kids is to not only to teach art, but also to teach Art History!
Pablo Picasso is obviously a great favorite of everyone, and many of his masterworks equate to a very primitive childlike style of painting, which in all actuality is a style that may professional artists have great difficulty towards achieving, Picasso’s THREE MUSICIANS 1921 COLLAGE/OIL is a great example and is permanently exhibited at The Philadelphia Museum of Art. A long time favorite of Perry Milou’s, the artist has recreated a playful pop diorama for his student to use as a prototype sample. Illustrated and cut out on Bristol board, the project teaches basic drawing/cartooning skills and three dimensional paper sculpture techniques.
Three Musicians is the title of two similar collage and oil paintings by Spanish artist Pablo Picasso. They were both completed in 1921 in Fontainebleau near Paris, France, and exemplify the Synthetic Cubist style. One version is currently owned by the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City; the other is found in the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Each painting features a Harlequin, a Pierrot, and a monk, who are generally believed to represent Picasso, Guillaume Apollinaire, and Max Jacob, respectively. Apollinaire and Jacob, both poets, had been close friends of Picasso during the 1910s. However, Apollinaire died of the Spanish flu in 1918, while Jacob decided to enter a monastery in 1921.