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Bacchanal: Flutist and Dancers with Cymbals

Artist:
Pablo Picasso (Spanish, Malaga 1881–1973 Mougins, France)
Printer:
Printed by Hidalgo Arnéra
Publisher:
Published by Galerie Louise Leiris (Paris)
Date:
1959
Medium:
Linoleum cut
Dimensions:
block: 20 7/8 x 25 1/4 in. (53 x 64.1 cm) sheet: 24 1/2 x 29 5/8 in. (62.2 x 75.2 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
The Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kramer Collection, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kramer, 1979
Accession Number:
1979.620.34
Rights and Reproduction:
© 2017 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Not on view
Between about 1958 and 1968, when Picasso was living in the south of France far from the facilities where he had made lithographs or etchings, he explored the medium of linocut, eventually creating more than 150 prints in this relief medium. The bacchanal theme recurs throughout Picasso's oeuvre, and in this linocut and several other examples the seventy-eight-year-old artist captured once again the movement and joy of dance, music, and unabashed sensuality.
Dancers and a Musician (Danseurs et musicien)

Signature: In graphite at lower right: "Picasso"

Inscription: In graphite at lower left: 39/50
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," January 5, 1998–March 8, 1998.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Picasso in The Metropolitan Museum of Art," April 27–August 1, 2010.

Bloch 939; MMA 44; Geiser/Baer 1251.II.B.a
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