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Picador

Accession Number
2008/2.391

Title
Picador

Artist(s)
Pablo Picasso

Artist Nationality
Spanish (culture or style)

Medium & Support
linoleum cut on paper

Dimensions
19 1/4 in x 20 3/4 in (48.89 cm x 52.71 cm);6 1/2 in x 8 7/8 in (16.51 cm x 22.54 cm);19 1/4 in x 20 3/4 in (48.89 cm x 52.71 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Ruth W. and Clarence J. Boldt, Jr.

Subject matter
The practice of making linoleum cut prints was taken up by Picasso towards the end of his career, primarily in the late 50s and early 60s. As in this work, Picasso used the medium to further explore popular themes from his ouevre, such as the bullfight. This print presents a picador, an assistant to the matador, on his horse preparing for a bullfight.

Physical Description
This horizontal print is taken up almost entirely by a profile view of a standing horse with a rider. Another figure stands behind the horse along the right edge of the image. The figures are black and beige. There are abstracted forms and lines in black and beige along the top edge and left side of the image. The background is brown.  

Primary Object Classification
Print

Additional Object Classification(s)
Print

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

Rights
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Keywords
bullfights
equestrians
horses (equipment)
linoleum blocks
matadors

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