Indeed the drama, heroism and violence of the Spanish sport of bullfighting has captivated generations of artists, poets and writers Pablo Picasso among them. Drawn to its ritual and symbolism, the Spanish artist depicted bullfighting and the bull consistently throughout his oeuvre. Given Picasso always identified himself as the bull, and had a storied life filled with wives, women, and mistresses, one interpretation of 'Le Picador Attable' speaks to the artist's complex relationships with the women in his life.
This lithograph is printed on BFK Reves paper. Signed 'Picasso' in the plate upper right and numbered in pencil lower left.
Le Picador Attable is framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, presented in a complimentary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglass.