Discussion Questions: Pablo Picasso’s La Cruche fleurie (Jug of Flowers)

Pablo Picasso, La Cruche fleurie (Jug of Flowers), 1937; collection SFMOMA, purchase with the aid of funds from W. W. Crocker; © Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

  1. Look at the colors in this artwork. Which one did you notice first? Was color the first thing that you noticed about this piece? What else caught your eye?
  2. Describe the lines and shapes that you see.
  3. Describe the space that you see created by this work of art.
  4. How does the artist’s choice of colors, lines, and shapes help to express an idea, story, or mood?

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