The Norton Simon Museum is noted for its collection of Picasso's graphic works. Among them are prime examples of the artist's progressive suites -- groups of lithographs reworked several times to create a successive group of images. Outstanding among these progressive suites is the series entitled "Le Taureau," or "The Bull," a sequence of states beginning with a realistic representation of a bull and ending with a stunning simplification of that form. In this group alone, Picasso clearly demonstrates why he is both a classical master draughtsman and the revolutionary creator of modern art.
- Artist Name: Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973)
- Title: The Bull
- Date: December 5, 1945
- Medium: Lithograph on paper
- Edition: 1st state, 1 of 18 artist reserved proofs
- Dimensions: 11-5/8 x 17 in. (29.5 x 43.2 cm)
- Credit Line: Norton Simon Art Foundation
- Accession Number: M.1977.08.3.01.G
- Copyright: © Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
- Mourlot, Fernand, Picasso Lithographs,no. 17
- Various authors, edited by Mark Rogián, Spanish Art in America,2016, p. 194 ; p. 195 (ill.)
- Campbell, Sara, Collector Without Walls: Norton Simon and His Hunt for the Best,2010, cat. 1413 p. 404
- Fryberger, Betsy G. and Gloria Williams, Clinton Adams, David Carrier, and Pat Gilmour, Picasso: Graphic Magician, Prints from the Norton Simon Museum, p. 136
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