Picasso’s Bacchanale Linocut and Tea’s Etched Print Ruffle Top
Horses have been an important part of Spain’s culture, agriculture, military, and sport for hundreds of years. However Spain’s most famous breed of horse would have to be the Andalusian.
The breed was developed in the Iberian Penninsula in the 15th century, and was originally used as war horses to carry warriors during battle. They were eventually replaced by sturdier, larger horses who could carry men in armor, and since then have become sport horses, doing anything from dressage to bull-fighting.
Here are a few of many of Picasso’s horse drawings & paintings. There are many great Picasso horse drawings from 1936 & 1937 when he was doing studies for Guernica. The bottom right piece Tete de Cheva was actually stolen from a Swiss museum in 2008. Picasso seems to be very popular with art stealing criminal crowd. Darn Peirce Brosnan - making stealing artwork seem so appealing (if you’ve ever seen The Thomas Crown Affair).
Tea’s Caballo Graphic Tee and Picasso’s Horse Study V
The Online Picasso Project is a great place to explore some of Picasso’s lesser known works and see many of his studies.
p.s. one last great horse drawing that I can only find here.
Picasso painted many roosters in the cubist style (above).
Picasso’s Bull Series starts with a realistic bull and gets more simplified and abstract.
Cubist paintings by Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque and Jaun Gris.
Guitars and violins were a popular subject for cubist painters – so popular, that it made it very difficult to choose which paintings to post.