Pablo Picasso, The Soup
In 1901, Pablo Picasso began painting images of poor people. Feeling sad, he painted with deep shades of blue and green for the next few years. That’s why this painting looks ‘cold’, except for the hot, steaming bowl of soup the person gives to the child, showing warmth and kindness in an otherwise gloomy scene. What colours would you use?
The artwork, entitled The Soup, is part of the exhibition Pablo Picasso: Painting the Blue Period (on view at the AGO from October 6, 2021 to January 16, 2022). While sketching is not permitted in the exhibition, please enjoy this activity card before or after you visit the AGO.