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Minotaur and Wounded Horse

A colored drawing of a nude minotaur and blue horse in the arena of a stadium. The muscled minotaur stands, his arms raised and flexed, showing his strength. The horse twists toward the minotaur as it rears and tumbles to the ground. The body of the horse is heavily decorated in black ink, designs that enhance its physique. The background of spectators is rendered very sketchily.
© 2018 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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  • A colored drawing of a nude minotaur and blue horse in the arena of a stadium. The muscled minotaur stands, his arms raised and flexed, showing his strength. The horse twists toward the minotaur as it rears and tumbles to the ground. The body of the horse is heavily decorated in black ink, designs that enhance its physique. The background of spectators is rendered very sketchily.

Date:

April 17, 1935

Artist:

Pablo Picasso
Spanish, 1881-1973

About this artwork

Status

On View, Gallery 126

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Pablo Picasso

Title

Minotaur and Wounded Horse

Place

Spain (Artist's nationality:)

Date  Dates are not always precisely known, but the Art Institute strives to present this information as consistently and legibly as possible. Dates may be represented as a range that spans decades, centuries, dynasties, or periods and may include qualifiers such as c. (circa) or BCE.

1935

Medium

Pen and brush and black inks, graphite, and colored crayons, with smudging, over incising, on cream laid paper

Inscriptions

Signed recto, lower right, in graphite: "Picasso" (underlined); inscribed upper right, in graphite: "Boisgeloup--17 Avril XXXV"

Dimensions

34.3 × 51.5 cm (13 9/16 × 20 5/16 in.)

Credit Line

Anonymous gift

Reference Number

1991.673

Copyright

© 2018 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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