Pablo Picasso: resources and teaching ideas

By Rachel Hayward | 19 March 2010
Showing an exterior shot of Tate Liverpool with blue panels and round porthole windows and Tate in capital letters along the side of the building

(Above) Tate Liverpool courtesy Tate

Last chance to see: Picasso: Peace and Freedom is on until the end of August 2010 at Tate Liverpool. The exhibition explores the artist's life as a tireless political activist and campaigner for peace. It's the first exhibition to explore the post-War period of the artist's life in depth, including a look at Picasso's work in the Cold War. An Educators' Pack is available online.

If you can't get to Liverpool, there are Picasso works around the UK as well as images and resources in the museum and gallery online collections - so scroll on down for links.

Tate
Tate Online has a list of its wonderful collection of Picassos for you from the various Tates around the country: Tate Liverpool, Tate Modern in London and Tate St Ives down in Cornwall. The images (that you can enlarge) have accompanying background info - and there's also a biog on Picasso.

There are also has great resources you can use with your class on the website. Their Schools Online Resources for Pablo Picasso has links to these for you.

Scotland
The National Galleries of Scotland website brings you images of their Picasso works housed in their five galleries across Edinburgh. There's a brief biography on the artist too. Glasgow Museums showcase Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum's Picasso on their website.

Yorkshire
The Hepworth Wakefield has the fine etching, Sculptor and Model, 1933.

Greater Manchester
The Whitworth Art Gallery's images of their Picasso collection can also be enlarged for easier viewing.