'Le Chien' is a beautiful silkscreen print of a dog on heavy weight paper, and one of Picasso’s iconic drawings that use only a few simple lines.
It was the influence of primitive art in the early 20th century with its simple styling that led Picasso to create these simpler line drawings in his later years. His single line drawings are so simple but at the same time so powerful, as they create so much meaning from one single unbroken line.
Picasso loved animals and kept a huge variety over his life-time, many of which appeared in his work, and particularly in his line drawings. The simplicity, energy, and life captured in Picasso’s line drawings perhaps explains the continued popularity of these images.