The Masks Of Bulls The concepts behind Pablo Piccaso’s Bull Series Analysis by: Lathan Toland
Flesh within the border “There are lines that lack border. There is a disconnection of individuality that presents a general concept and structure.”
Physical world “What the artist perceives as a bull is incorporated in the image. You can see he is trying to translate the attitude/general idea of a bull.”
Structural confidence “Translates shapes that build the elements of a bull. It makes you look at each aspect of the bull to explain the structure of the bull.”
Personality Spectrum “The bull has a sarcastic look to it and it makes me feel more connected. The shading captures how environments can justify the presence.”
Eye’s Connection “This bull looks like it has its own thinking complex, rather than capturing a portrait. The lines create areas that the eye is drawn to.”
The Thinker’s element “The bull no longer exists as a physical element. It makes me perceive it as a creature of personality looking beyond the image I see."
Emptied purpose “It highlights how each part explains its animal existence and how less complex it is to human life. Animals have absence of thinking.” This bull in particular exposes more on how to consider seeing art as a way to imply meanings about what the creature is. To me, this bull appears symbolic through the absence of shading and detail to signify elements that show how the bull acts, its goals. Areas on the bull seem to have more thought put into them when having created the piece. Perhaps to give those parts on the animal a function and thusly its own purpose. In comparison to humans, I would see in an animal only the parts that justify what it means to me as a person.
Emerged “All that is seen in previous slides/paintings have been combined to explain the animal. It creates shape and individuality.”
Invented by Illusion “It looks to be a picture that a viewer invents him/herself; it is a bull but the viewer asks themselves what makes it so.”
void “I am reminded of the principles of human evolution through art. The bull has no complex, but is invented by the illusion of the viewer.”
Riddle “I see 11 lines that seem to have complementary meaning towards the significance of the other bulls to it. We see a bull only by comparison.”