The Bull
December 5, 1945
Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973)
Not on View

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.

Details

  • Artist Name: Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973)
  • Title: The Bull
  • Date: December 5, 1945
  • Medium: Lithograph on paper
  • Edition: first state
  • 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

Object Information

The World of Picasso

  • Norton Simon Museum, 1994-03-24 to 1994-11-06
Mourlot, Fernand, Picasso Lithographs, no. 17
Various authors, edited by Mark Rogián, Spanish Art in America, p. 194 ; p. 195 (ill.)
Campbell, Sara, Collector Without Walls: Norton Simon and His Hunt for the Best, 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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Suite Vollard, 1939, Paris Pablo Picasso 1930-37
Suite Vollard, 1939, Paris: At the Bath Pablo Picasso October 17, 1930
Suite Vollard, 1939, Paris: Man Unveiling a Woman Pablo Picasso June 20, 1931

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