L'œuvre Le jet de sang - Centre Pompidou


Le jet de sang

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André Masson (1896 - 1987)

Le jet de sang


Huile sur toile

100 x 127 cm

Don M. Georges Wildenstein, 1950

Numéro d'inventaire : AM 3002 P

Description for the presentation 2013-2014 in the National Museum of Modern Art

Although influenced by the Surrealist movement, André Masson’s work conformed to no model. He had a strong interest in automatism, which he tried out using a wide variety of techniques. Between 1934 and 1936 he lived in Spain, where he attended bullfights. Produced during the period leading up to the war in Spain and the ensuing dictatorship, the corrida scene in Le Jet de sang embodies the image of death: a picador’s skeleton watches as his horse is fatally gored by the bull.

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