The Minotaur is a key protagonist in the Vollard Suite. This beguiling and frequently appropriated figure from Greek mythology is seen as a representation of Picasso's alter ego with its many complexities: "sometimes orgiastic, intractable and rapacious, sometimes jolly, convivial and in an effervescent mood, sometimes solitary and pitiable". In the present work, we see the blind Minotaur being led by a young girl: a theme which recurs several times in the course of the Vollard Suite. The girl is unmistakably Marie-Thérèse Walter, Picasso's young lover at the time. At once vulnerable and disconcerting, this beautiful and richly printed impression is one of the highlights of Picasso's ambiguous and many-faceted narrative of the Minotaur.
 Sebastian Goeppert & Herma C. Goeppert-Frank, Minotauromachy by Pablo Picasso, Geneva, 1987, p. 12
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