©Pablo Picasso - Dying bull 1934

Picasso Dying bull 1934
Dying bull
1934 33x55cm Oil on canvas
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City

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From the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City:
Picasso's father took him to see his first bullfight in 1889, when he was only nine years old. The spectacle so impressed him that he made it the subject of his very first painting that same year. In 1934 Picasso again took up the subject in an extensive series of drawings, prints, and paintings in which the choreography of the corrida became a metaphor for life and death. Here, Picasso focuses solely on the agony of the dying bull, eliminating the spectators, horses, and matador.