Picasso, Pablo Date
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Picasso loved bulls – he was a frequent guest to Spanish corridas. He used the bull as a metaphor in his work; it has been interpreted as a representation of the Spanish people; as a comment on fascism and brutality; and as a symbol of virility.
Here, the artist searches to depict the essence or idea of a bull, as simplified from a recognisable ‘real’ animal to a gestural sketch.
This work is part of a bequest by Russell Hancock, an importer and art collector, who left $1.5 million and his art collection to Wellington City Council in 2004.
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