Picasso's Three Musicians: Painting & Analysis


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Three Musicians is painted in the artistic style known as synthetic cubism. What are the defining characteristics of synthetic cubism?

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1. Three Musicians uses stock characters from the Italian Commedia dell'Arte theater tradition. Which characters from this tradition are depicted?

2. Which of the following statements is FALSE about 'Three Musicians' by Picasso?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The following quiz and worksheet combo helps you study and analyze 'Three Musicians', a thematic painting by Picasso in the style of synthetic cubism. The interactive quiz will ask you questions regarding the facts of this famous painting.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • The defining characteristics of synthetic cubism
  • Which characters from the Italian Commedia dell'Arte theater are depicted in the painting
  • Where the two versions of the painting are currently displayed

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on an analysis of Picasso's 'Three Musicians'
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding where the two versions of this painting can be found
  • Interpreting information - show you can read and accurately interpret information on the characteristics of synthetic cubism

Additional Learning

Get to know this famous synthetic cubism painting in greater detail with the lesson called Picasso's 'Three Musicians': Painting & Analysis. You can learn about:

  • What the painting depicts
  • Symbolism inherent in 'Three Musicians'
  • Characteristics of synthetic cubism
  • Who Guillaume Apollinaire and Max Jacob were