"We can see how the subject fascinated him. The theme is developed with epic breadth. All of the artist's moods are marvellously suggested. This is an infinitely quiet, archaic world, far removed from all bucolic gaiety.... the model breathes gravity and restraint."
"In the Suite Vollard he further developed the subject of the Minotaur, freely interpreting the ancient myth and creating an entirely new mythical world. For him the Minotaur is the ideal union of man and animal."