Pablo Picasso's painting below left is titled "Three Musicians," and dates from 1921. Gary Erbe's painting below right is titled "Take Five," and dates from 1982. If you are a teacher or a home schooler, you can use these two paintings as an art lesson of comparing and contrasting art works that deal with a similar theme: in this case, depictions of a trio of musicians. Even if you're not using this in the classrooom, it can be fun to observe these two paintings and really look closely to see how the two artists have treated this subject matter.
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Pablo Picasso, Three Musicians, 1921. Oil on canvas measuring 6' 7" x 7' 3 3/4"
Gary Erbe, Take Five, 1982. Oil on canvas measuring 64" x 54"
Some starting points for discussion might include the following:
We have a list of our own observations which you can scroll down and see below. These observations are by no means comprehensive, and you may find more on your own, but we are including them here for your own discussion about these art works.
Our observations about these paintings of three musicians by Pablo Picasso and Gary Erbe: