Bull's Head (French: Tête de taureau) is a found object artwork by Pablo Picasso, created in 1942 from seat and handlebars of a bicycle. It is described by Roland Penrose as Picasso's most famous discovery, a simple yet "astonishingly complete" metamorphosis.
Bull's Head is a found object artwork by Pablo Picasso, created in 1942 from seat and handlebars of a bicycle. It is described as Picasso's most famous discovery, a simple yet "astonishingly complete" metamorphosis. In 1944, catalogued as Bicycle Seat, the sculpture was displayed at the Salon d'Automne in Paris together with another 78 works. Bull's Head is described by art critic Eric Gibson as unique amongst Picasso's sculptures for its 'transparency' - the constituent found objects are not disguised. He says the sculpture is "a moment of wit and whimsy. both childlike and highly sophisticated in its simplicity, it stands as an assertion of the transforming power of the human imagination at a time when human values were under siege. The sculpture is in the permanent collection of the Picasso Museum in Paris.
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Picasso can serve as an example to prove falseness and primitiveness of this statement. From a very young age he was able to portray a life model on paper with the highest resemblance. The talent lucky to be born into creative environment (the father of the brightest personality in the 20th century painting was a drawing teacher and decorator) developed in a flash. This is, perhaps, the first period in the work of Picasso, in relation to which we can speak about the individuality of the creator, despite the still sounding notes of influence. The first creative uplift was provoked by a long-lasting depression: February 1901 in Madrid Picasso learned that his close friend Carlos Casagemas had died. Picasso later recalled: I started painting in blue when I learned of Casagemas's death.
The Musée Picasso Paris collection comprises over 5,000 works and tens of thousands of archived pieces. The Musée Picasso Paris collection was created from two donations made to the State through Acceptance in Lieu, by Pablo Picasso’s heirs in 1979 and later Jacqueline Picasso’s heirs in 1990. It has been expanded over the years through further outstanding acquisitions. Picasso’s personal collection was given to the State by his heirs, in accordance with the artist’s wishes. Garden (1930), the Bull’s Head (1939-1943), theMan with Sheep (1943)); the montages and ‘marcottages’, Girl Skipping (1950), The Nannygoat (1950) or The Baboon and Young (1952) and his revolutionary steel cut-outs from the 1960s. Essential landmarks charting the history of Picasso’s sculpture. This collection relates to a unique photographic collection and is housed at the museum.
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Picasso strictly boxed in the immobile face - the hand acts as a support, its precise perpendicular running through the imperfect oval of the figure, while a protecting hand clasps the shoulder. Everything reinforces the sense of inner tension and cuts the figure off from the world around. On the basis of real observations in a cafe Picasso created a generalised and timeless symbol of the tragedy of life. On the back of the painting, concealed beneath heavy overpainting in blue and yellow, is a woman's head, probably a fragment of a work which did not satisfy the artist.
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