Reference: Bloch 1242, Baer 1852
Condition: This work is in very good condition, a fine dark impression with full margins.
In contrast with his cubist aesthetic, this work features a vibrant, playful assortment of carnival characters dancing and laughing. Picasso uses a rich brown in the background as characters emerge out of what once just seemed like beige flowing lines. In the form of the beige lines are dancing figures holding hands as exaggerated faces peer in from the bottom. The lines seem to almost vibrate and undulate drawing the viewer in with a frenzied energy, and yet each one purposefully describes an element of the scene. Created on January 28, 1967, this color linocut was printed and published by Arnéra, Vallauris on Arches velin paper.