Pablo, Pablo, how does your garden grow? I don’t know why these little bulls are climbing around on the flower stems like prancing caterpillars. Picasso uses bulls frequently in his art, often to represent himself, but I won’t attempt a psychoanalysis here. I simply enjoy the incongruity of the fierce, macho beasts transformed into cute little critters on the garden flowers.
[Picture: Plant with Little Bulls, linoleum cut by Pablo Picasso, 1959-60 (Image from The Met).]