In this resource students will analyse Pablo Picasso’s Weeping woman, 1937, and develop an understanding of its historical context in the time of the Spanish Civil War. They will explore responses to war from different perspectives and for different audiences in a range of text types. Taking inspiration from Picasso’s works, students will experiment with style, tone and sensory language to write creative pieces in each text type.
Discuss the nature and effects of war
Analyse and interpret Weeping woman, 1937, and discuss how Pablo Picasso has used visual elements to convey the human consequences of war
Analyse the techniques used in a range of text types to create atmosphere and meaning
Compare and contrast the features of different text types
Apply figurative language to the writing of text types for different audiences
Experiment with style, tone and sensory language to write specific text types
This teacher resource includes activities and projects which have been flexibly designed to support learning both in the Gallery and the classroom.