Picasso Sculpture: For Kids

Pablo Picasso. Head of a Woman. Boisgeloup, 1932 735

Plaster, 52 1/2 x 25 5/8 x 28" (133.4 x 65 x 71.1 cm). Gift of Jacqueline Picasso in honor of the Museum's continuous commitment to Pablo Picasso's art. © 2022 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York



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NARRATOR: Take your time and walk slowly around this sculpture of a woman’s head.  Watch how it changes, depending on where you’re standing. Is that her nose … or her forehead? * * Where does her hair end, and her head begin? How does her expression change as you move around?

Here’s Nancy Lim:

NANCY LIM: From one angle you can't tell what another angle is going to look like. You can't tell what the other side of her face is going to look like, because she looks so different. And that's what makes her so surprising, and also magical.

NARRATOR:  In some of Picasso’s sculptures, like this one, there is no back or front. Every part is the front. So any place you stand is the right spot to enjoy looking!

Which view is your favorite? Take a photo of it. Ask someone you’re with to take a photo from a different view, and then you can compare them.

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