Resource: Interactive Picasso http://picasso.thinkport.org/
Summary: This website offers an electronic field trip to explore some of the early paintings of Pablo Picasso whose artwork had a profound impact on 20th-century art.
Description: Discover Picasso's early influences as an artist (circa 1862-1906) through an interactive painting and an online exhibit.
Parts of this website reference a 20-minute video that was produced by Verizon as a result of a museum exhibit devoted to the artist's life between the ages of 11 and 25. I couldn't find any information on where you can view the video or purchase it. However, most of the activities can be done without the video - simply by using this website and the links to other Picasso websites referenced here.
When you get to the site you will see a menu that includes:
*For Educators -- You'll find suggestions for classroom activities that include math, social studies, language arts, and art.
*An Interactive Look At "Lady With A Fan" - click on different parts of this portrait to learn the story behind the painting and gain insight to Picasso's techniques.
*Picasso's Paintings -- Explore 5 of Picasso's paintings complete with curator commentary.
*Picasso Timeline -- Learn about the events in world history that took place during Picasso's life as a boy and young man.
This website has a very simple design that serves as an introduction to Picasso's art. Additional links and references can turn this into an in-depth study, for those who are so inclined. As always, parents should preview any sites that are recommended or linked to from this website.