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Still Life with Chair-Cane by Picasso, 1912CUBIST ESSAY

Picasso once said I paint forms as I think them, not as I see them. Discuss thisStatement with reference to his Cubist work Still Life with Chair Cane 1912

techniques and materials used e.g oil paint, collage, printed oilcloth, real objectsI Paint: formsObjects, subject matteras I think them What are some of the explored in Analytical and Synthetic Cubism as seen in this artwork?not as I see themRejection of Academic art as it no longer representing the world in realistic waysBeing innovative, and avant garde to express his modern world DiscussHSC key words = instruction words, identify issues and provide evidenceCubist art workCharacteristics features of Cubism-ideas, theories, visual qualitiesideasideasANALYTICAL: Reality V illusion, multiple viewpoints, truth in paintingSYNTHETIC: Mass production, newspaper (communications), technology, breakup of tradition Still Life with Chair CaneAnalyse and interpret this artworkCUBIST ESSAY

Picasso once said I paint forms as I think them, not as I see them. Discuss thisStatement with reference to his Cubist work Still Life with Chair Cane 1912

INTRODUCTION1. Respond directly to the essay question by commenting on Picassos statement In his statement I paint forms as I think them, not as I see them Picasso is saying..2. Explain Picassos statement furtherFor Picasso Art is3. Link it to the artworkPicassos Cubist artwork Still Life with Chair Cane 1912 is a good example of Picassos attitudes to art.4. Summarise the key points on how the artwork is an example.In his artwork we can see evidence of Cubist ideas and theories of art, of Picasso's obsession with being avant-garde, and how Picasso incorporates aspects of the Modern world in his workNB: these key points will be elaborated on in the body paragraphs of the essay

BODY PARAGRAPHParagraphs 1 & 2-expand dot point #1 Cubist ideas and theories of artFeatures of Analytical CubismFeatures of Synthetic cubismPerceptionIllusion V RealityANALYTICAL CUBISM

Ma Jolie (my pretty one) by Picasso, 1911SYNTHETIC CUBISMGlass bottle of Suze by Picasso, 1912

BODY PARAGRAPHParagraphs 3-expand dot point #2 Picassos obsession with being Avante GuardeNew ways of representing the worldCollage elements and found objectsFlat surfacesAbstraction

Accordionist, 1911 Still Life with Bowl and Fruit, 1912

BODY PARAGRAPHParagraphs 4-expand dot point #3 Aspects of the Modern worldFragmentation of traditional social viewMultiple viewpoints city lifeMass Produced objects industrialised world, mechanical age, mechanisation and factory productionReference to newspapers JOU = Le Journal French newspaper. Information/Mass Media, communication/changing world

PARAGRAPH STRUCTURESentence #1 Statement/judgement about the dot point being expandedSentence #2 Explain opening statement/judgementSentence #3,4,5.. Examine aspects of the artwork that support the statement = evidence Describe/analyse/interpret

Last Sentence link directly back to the essay question use the language of the question.For example.In this way we can see that Picasso is interpreting the world around him according to Cubist ideas and theories rather than copying the objects he is looking at in a realistic way.

Picasso is reflecting on the nature of art- he is painting forms as he thinks them not as he sees them.

In this way artists claimed independence from the outside world, allowing art to exist in its own world, the world of the artists inner reflection.CONCLUSIONRestate the original point of view expressed in the introduction.Summarise the dot points explored in the essay- you should paraphrase the introduction rather than just copy it holus bolus.


1) Picasso once said, I paint forms as I think them, not as I see them. This statement of Picassos indicates that he creates his works based on what he dreams, imagines and visualises, not on what he sees through his eyes. Picasso did not represent the world realistically, but rather captured the true essence of his subjects by various means. The impact and meaning of Picassos statement is evident in his Cubist work Still Life with Chair Cane 1912. Picasso once again draws away from reality in this work, implementing techniques and materials that establish him as an avant garde artist, reflecting his changing world and distinctive Cubist theories.2) In this statement Picasso is making reference to the fact that he is not interested in copying an illusion of reality onto the canvas as traditional artists in the past have done. Instead, his paintings are about ideas, about how he responds to the modern world around him. His Cubist work Still Life With Chair cane 1912 is a good example of Picassos attitude. It is a work that reflects the theories of Cubism, it seeks to integrate aspects of Modern life and it reveals Picassos desire to be avante garde in his art-making practice.


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