Artistic genius Pablo Picasso (1881 – 1973) co-founded Cubism and produced a monumental 20,000 artworks during his 70-year career. Picasso’s torrential outpouring of work was so extensive and complex that art historians have divided it into individual periods. A prodigy in his youth, Picasso enrolled in advanced classes at Barcelona’s Royal Academy of Art at age 15. The strong geometric forms of his groundbreaking Cubist works redefined art as a medium that could digress from literal images of reality. Passionately creative in every genre from primitive art to sketches to Surrealism, Picasso profoundly impacted 20th century art.
Picasso once said 'If I hadn't been a painter, I'd have liked to be a picador.' This Indian Ink drawing, which captures a crucial moment in the second phase of the combat, the the tercio de banderillas, comes from one of three books produced between 1950 and 1960 on the bullfight theme. Throughout his work, bullfighting provided Picasso with an inexhaustible supply of ideas in which the whole virtuosity and power of his art are expressed. The transfert d'art is an exclusive adhesive screen-print produced from Picasso's Toros y Toreros (1959). It replicates the exact quality of the drawing. The image is on transparent film, so when it is applied, only what Picasso has drawn is transferred. It can be applied to any clean, smooth surface but cannot be repositioned. This is a unique way to add an affordable do-it-yourself design impact to any space.