From 1948 to 1955 Pablo Picasso lived in Vallauris, a coastal village in the southeast of France, that is well-known for the production of ceramics since the 16th century. There he met Suzanne and George Ramie, who owned the pottery Madoura. Always interested in new ways of artistic expression, Pablo Picasso began to experiment with clay in their workshop. Thus, until his death, an extensive oeuvre of ceramic works originated, partly as unique works, but also in many small or larger editions which were definite designed for everyday use. Also with his ceramic work Picasso stick to his typical motifs such as bullfighting scenes, as in the small pitcher present here.
The small pitcher is in overall good condition.
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)
The Spanish painter, graphic artist and sculptor Pablo Picasso created a body of work of about 50,000 paintings, drawings, prints, sculptures and ceramics. He studied at the Royal Academy in Madrid and at the Art Academy in Barcelona, where his father taught. In 1901 Picasso had his first exhibition in a gallery in Paris, followed by numerous international exhibitions. The works from his Blue and Rose period and the establishing of cubism along with Georges Braque marked the beginning of his extraordinary artistic career. The painting Les Demoiselles d'Avignon (1907) is one of the best known works of Picasso. Like his monumental painting Guernica (1937) no other work has marked the art of the 20th century. In honor of Picasso’s works, two museums, the Museu Picasso in Barcelona and the Musée Picasso in Antibes, were established during his lifetime. Famous for the diversity of his expressions, Pablo Picasso is one of the outstanding artists of the 20th century. (fea)