It's no secret that among 20th century artists, one of the leading names in art was also one of the most versatile in other media. Pablo Picasso's first love of course was oil painting. But there are, in number, probably more works of his in various other media on museum walls and in private collections. Most of his paintings were the result of many museum-quality drawings in charcoal, watercolor, and gouache. He also did extensive work in India ink as well as incorporating sand, wallpaper, newspaper, and other "foreign" substances into his various painting mediums. And while this list of various media is extensive, it only includes those that he used in his two dimensional works.
|Head of a Bull, 1943, Pablo Picasso, the seat
and handlebars from a bicycle.
|The cast of Desir attrape par la queue, 1944. Picasso is in the center with his arms folded.
|A scene from Picasso's surreal play, Desir attrape par la queue, 1967 performance.
The character depicted is Fat (no really, that's her name).