Pablo Picasso, ‘Minotaure caressant une femme ’, 1933, Fairhead Fine Art Limited
Pablo Picasso, ‘Minotaure caressant une femme ’, 1933, Fairhead Fine Art Limited

Also known as: Reclining Sculptor and Model with Mask
Autoportrait sous trois formes: Peintre couronne, sculpteur en buste et Minotaure amoureux

Series: Suite Vollard

Signature: signed in pencil

Publisher: Ambroise Vollard

British Museum, London. The Museum recently acquired a complete series of the Vollard Suite which includes this work. They were all on public display in 2012 in the Department of prints and drawings
Musee Picasso, Paris, France

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About Pablo Picasso

A prolific and tireless innovator of art forms, Pablo Picasso impacted the course of 20th-century art with unparalleled magnitude. Inspired by African and Iberian art and developments in the world around him, Picasso contributed significantly to a number of artistic movements, notably Cubism, Surrealism, Neoclassicism, and Expressionism. Along with Georges Braque, Picasso is best known for pioneering Cubism in an attempt to reconcile three-dimensional space with the two-dimensional picture plane, once asking, “Are we to paint what’s on the face, what’s inside the face, or what’s behind it?” Responding to the Spanish Civil War, he painted his most famous work, Guernica (1937), whose violent images of anguished figures rendered in grisaille made it a definitive work of anti-war art. “Painting is not made to decorate apartments,” he said. “It’s an offensive and defensive weapon against the enemy.” Picasso’s sizable oeuvre includes over 20,000 paintings, prints, drawings, sculptures, ceramics, theater sets, and costume designs.

Spanish, 1881-1973, Malaga, Spain, based in Paris and Mougins, France