Bacchanale

 

This beautiful color Pochoir depicts festivalgoers participating in the Greek celebration of Bacchanalia, where flutes, and other musical instruments were played in joyous revelry. Picasso celebrated Greek Mythology, particularly the story of Daedalus, Theseus and the Minotaur on the island of Crete. When creating in Pochoir, a printing process using stencils made from very thin sheets of zinc, Picasso collaborated with master printer and inventor Daniel Jacomet. Picasso admired the results that could be achieved with Jacomet’s hybrid invention where he fused the printed collotype process, which uses gelatin added to the dichromate to create the image plate from which the paper is printed.


Year: 1967
Medium: Pochoir
Image size: 19 15/16  x  25 7/8
Edition: 500
Printer: Daniel Jacomet
Publisher: Jacomet
Catalog ref: N/A
Signature: Signed in the plate in green ink, numbered in pencil