Minotaure caressant une femme (Minotaur caressing a woman)

Artist: Pablo Picasso

Year: c. 1933

Medium: Etching on paper

Image Size: 11 .625 x 14 .5 in.

Signature: Signed in pencil, lower right

Edition: From the edition of 260 with full margins, aside from the edition of 50 with wider margins. Printed by Lacouriere, Paris, on Montval laid paper. Published by Ambroise Vollard, Paris, with the Vollard watermark. From The Vollard suite. (B. 191; Ba. 350 Bd)

Estimate: $65,000- $70,000

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About the Art

Picasso began to create etchings in the early 1900’s, and once he mastered the traditional techniques he began to experiment with the medium. He began to incorporate aquatint etching and dry-point into his etchings giving them more texture and color. Aquatint creates several tones in the etching by varying the etching time on different areas of the metal plate. Dry-point is when a hard steel needle is used to incise lines directly onto the metal plate. These experiments caused Picasso to purchase his own printing press because he enjoyed it so much. These etchings give a better insight into Picasso’s masterful skills with line and shadow than other mediums.

This etching seems simpler than some of Picasso’s more experimental etchings but upon closer look there is just so much detail and skilled line-work.


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Shipping Details

Weight 20 lbs
Dimensions 45 x 40 x 5 in