In a version of the class taught last year, Mr. Nelson showed a slide of â€œThe Bull,â€ a series of 11 lithographs of a bull that Picasso created over about a month, starting in late 1945. In the early stages, the bull has a snout, shoulder shanks and hooves, but over the iterations, those details vanish. The last image is a curvy stick figure that is still unmistakably a bull.
The class is â€œCommunicating at Appleâ€ and taught at Apple University. Here’s a link to the 11 lithographs of Picasso’s bull.