©Pablo Picasso - 1934 The Bull Fight

Picasso 1934 The Bull Fight
The Bull Fight
1934 27x41cm oil/canvas
The Saint Louis Art Museum

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From The Saint Louis Art Museum:
Pablo Picasso uses a tangle of black lines to describe the violent energy of a bullfight. A brown bull is flanked by a rearing stallion on the left and an angular, green matador at right. The artist admired the power and force of the bull, seeing it as a metaphor for the animalistic, sexual passions of the unconscious mind. Picasso’s inscriptions indicate this picture was painted at the artist’s chateau at Boisgeloup, just outside of Paris, on August 2, 1934.