L'œuvre Minotaure - Centre Pompidou




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Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)


01 janvier 1928

Fusain et papiers découpés, collés sur papier kraft marouflé sur toile

142 x 232 cm

Donation Mme Marie Cuttoli, 1963

Numéro d'inventaire : AM 2913 D

Description for the presentation 2010 in the National Museum of Modern Art

The figure of the mythical Minotaur, with the head of a bull and the body of a man, is a central motif in Picasso's work, as much for its evocation of the themes of the bull and bullfighting as for its symbolization of the ambiguity of the human, halfway between god and animal. Picasso here depicts him for the first time, sombrely drawn in charcoal on a ground of beige and blue pasted paper. Seeming to run as fast as his legs will carry him, as if hoping to find the exit from the labyrinth, the attitude and the curves of his body contrast with the angular rigidity of the cut paper, suggesti...

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