Highlighting Picasso's often overlooked but inventive career as a printmaker.

Throughout his career Picasso was influenced by the figure of the bull, the tradition of the bullfight and the virility of the Minotaur, a mythological creature with the head of a bull and the body of a man. Drawn to the creature's incalculable strength, its status as an outsider and its associations with uncontrolled emotion, Picasso frequently used his etchings to cast himself in the beast's place.

Arranged thematically, into several subjects – family, bullfighting and mythology – the exhibition comprises a selection of over 70 Picasso works on paper, lithographs and linocuts. In addition, the display features monochrome images of his children that the artist created in the absence of the proper lithographic tools, with his fingers.

Compton Verney

Compton Verney House, Near Kineton, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV35 9HZ

01926 645500


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Re-Opens 16th March

10:30am - 6pm, last entry 4pm

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