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Prints and Drawings
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Artist: Pablo Picasso, Spanish, active France, 1881–1973

La petite Corrida (The Small Bullfight)

1957

Colored lithograph

sheet: 31.7 × 23.5 cm (12 1/2 × 9 1/4 in.)
The Ernest C. Steefel Collection of Graphic Art, Gift of Ernest C. Steefel
1958.52.101
Just as Picasso’s printed imagery influenced many of his ceramic works, so his ceramics, in turn, inspired future prints and drawings. The same bullfighting scene depicted on the Bullfight plate below now reappears in this print, which portrays the same moment of confrontation between the picador and the bull, enclosed by the same circular shape as the plate itself. The undulating, erratic lines decorating the circumference of this image, whether intentionally or not, also recall hastily executed, chaotic handwriting.
Geography: 
Made in France
Culture: 
Spanish
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Works on Paper - Prints
Bibliography: 

Susan Greenberg Fisher et al., Picasso and the Allure of Language, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2009), 241.

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