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Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881–1973)
LOT ID: 84543
Tauromachy Scene, 1957

Ceramic, partially glazed terracotta plate
9.05 х 9.05 х 0.5 in. (22.99 x 22.99 x 1.27 cm.)
Stamped, with "MADOURA Plein Feu" and "Edition Picasso" and inscribed and numbered on underside.
Edition 279/500
Foundry/Publisher Ed. Picasso, Madoura plein feu ed.
Lot description
Picasso depicts the bull as a fearful animal on this plate, as he stands over a bullfighter lying prone on the ground. The figures are silhouetted in black on a red earthenware background. Black leaves encircle the violent scene. The symbol of the bull is a frequently recurring image in Picasso's work across mediums. Picasso’s bull serves as a vehicle conveying several metaphorical messages: nationalistic representation of Spain, commentary on brutality and fascism, an avatar for his own self-image. This plate was conceived by the artist on January 22, 1957.
Tauromachy Scene by Pablo Picasso
  • Tauromachy Scene by Pablo Picasso
  • Tauromachy Scene by Pablo Picasso
  • Tauromachy Scene by Pablo Picasso
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