Wednesday, 6 January 2010

A Picasso Desktop

I've changed my desktop image for the new year.

This year I've found a copy of a Picasso linocut in colours from 1959, Avant La Pique (Before the Lance).
I like Picasso, well, most of his work. The figure on horse back reminds me of his Don Quixote posters which are really good. He very simply has represented the power of the bull and by setting the central figure of the matador in light emphasises this aspect of the matadors 'craft' to shine in the centre of the ring.
I'm not persuaded I would like bull fighting, but can well admire the skill of the Spanish master in this deceptively simple work.

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