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Pablo Picasso ~ The Minotaur (1933)


Pablo Picasso
The Minotaur (1933)
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Extraordinary. How effortlessly here has Picasso used a wide range of materials (corrugated paper, doilies and foil), into a single composition with his own drawing of a Minotaur at its centre. Minotaur was a mythical beast which in Greek legend was a monstrous creature, with the head of a bull and the body of a man. The creature lived deep in a labyrinth in Knossos, the chief city of ancient Crete; Greek youths and maidens were regularly given to him as sacrifices until he was slain by the hero Theseus.

Minotaur features in many of Picasso's work, a terrifying figure, capable of murder and rape. The creature appears not so much as a personfication of good or evil but rather as a kind of force of nature. It is what it is. The most important thing to remember is Picasso himself identified with the beast.

In photographic form the collage was used as the front page of a magazine, Minotaure...A more detailed description & text in the book: Life and Works of Picasso

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Pablo Picasso Important Paintings: The Minotaur (1933) >> 50 Most Representative Paintings ~ Index

Pablo Picasso Gallery: Paintings In Date Order >> (1893 - 1902) >> (1903 - 20) >> (1921 - 40) >> (1941 -73) >> 50 Most Representative Paintings

Pablo Picasso Texts: Biography >> Life Of Picasso >> Biog. II

Pablo Picasso Links: Picasso & Cocteau >> Le Testament d'Orphee >> Books >> Cards >> Prints >> Picasso Prints, Books and Dvds available @ amazon.com >> Search Site >> Picasso signed items, exhibition posters, ltd edn prints @ ebay.com (direct link to signed items) - just checked and a bigger selection than I have seen anywhere else

Highest & Essential Picasso Recommendations: Ikea Olunda Review/Image >> Buy >> The Dog Art Print Review/Image >> The Owl Print Review/Image >> Picasso The Camel Art Print Review/Image >> Picasso Femme Art Print Review/Image >> Picasso The Dance of Youth Art Print Review/Image >> Picasso Petite Fleurs Art Print Review/Image >> Picasso Sleeping Woman Art Print Review/Image >> Picasso Sleeping Art Print Review/Image >> Picasso Drawing Art Print Review/Image >> Picasso Dove of Peace Art Print Review/Image >> Picasso Dove of Peace II Art Print Review/Image >> Picasso Don Quixote, c.1955 Art Print Review/Image >> Picasso Trois Danseuses, c.1924 Art Print Review/Image

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