Minotaure mourant

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Minotaure Mourant

Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973)


Picasso's Minotaur, the half-man half-bull of Greek mythology, is a raw being and master of his confining, dark labyrinth.  Once lured into the light of the civilized world, he becomes disoriented and is slain.

Within the Vollard Suite, Picasso explored the Minotaur theme in eleven etchings, all created in thirty-two days in the spring of 1933.

Object Information

artist
Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973)
creation date
1933
materials
etching
dimensions
13 3/4 x 17 1/2 in. (sheet)
mark descriptions
Picasso | signed in pencil, below image, L.R.: Picasso
accession number
61.63
credit line
The Springer Fund
copyright
© Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
collection
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
colors