The Aficionado (1912) by Pablo Picasso

The Aficionado - PICASSO, Pablo - 1912 - 2

Artwork Information

TitleThe Aficionado
ArtistPablo Picasso
MediumOil on Canvas
Dimensions135 x 82 cm
Art MovementAnalytical Cubism
Current LocationKunstmuseum Basel, Basel, Switzerland
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About The Aficionado

Pablo Picasso’s The Aficionado (The Torero) is a painting from 1912, and it is part of the artist’s transition to synthetic cubism. The inclusion of letters and words in the web is a distinct feature of the painting. It is housed in Switzerland’s Kunstmuseum Basel, which has an extensive collection of modern art.

Picasso was known for his prolific output, which includes over 20,000 works that spanned various media throughout his career. He was influenced by global concepts such as El Greco’s distorted figures and symbolism. In many cases, he employed visual clues on his paintings’ surface to suggest a hidden image beneath. The Aficionado (The Torero) stands out among Pablo Picasso’s many works thanks to its unique style and incorporation of text elements into its design. Amidst Picasso’s vast body of work encompassing different mediums like printmaking pieces or sculptures – this item remains both thought-provoking while remaining accessible for even casual viewers who can appreciate its beauty at the Kunstmuseum Basel.

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