Pablo Picasso, Colombe de paix (Dove of Peace), 1962
Signed Pablo Picasso, Unique, Colombe de paix (Dove of Peace), 1962
|Artist:||Picasso, Pablo (1881 - 1973)|
|Title:||Colombe de paix (Dove of Peace), 1962|
Blue Glass Relief, Unique Work
|Image Size:||8.1 in x 5.4 in (20.57 cm x 13.72 cm)|
|Signed:||Inscribed on the reverse, 'P. Picasso - E. Constantini 1962' with 'Fucina Angeli Venezia ©'.|
|Edition:||A unique work, this piece is one of a couple, each of which was cast in a unique shade of blue (this work was cast in lapis blue). This unique piece is one of only approximately 50 different pieces of glasswork by Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) that have|
|Condition:||In excellent condition. The surface is glossy and textured.|
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|In this stunning glass work, Picasso is able to evoke both the symbolism and
imagery of peace through this brilliantly crafted dove relief. Its bright, Lapis
Lazuli Blue coupled with its glimmering luminescence when held to the light,
allows this bird to truly take flight. What serves to be the most striking detail
of this piece is its dual relationship with the light and how both the surface
quality and its inherent symbolism appear to come alive. The glossy sheen throughout
the entirety of the relief allows for accented highlighting along the delicate
curves of the dove's beak, extending to the wing and feather detail. The bright
blue of the glass allows this piece to radiate a warm glow - especially when
held to the light, the dove appears to be lit from within, signifying the hope
and peace that doves may bring
Created in 1962 and made by Fucina Angeli Venezia in Italy, this blue glass relief is also inscribed on the reverse 'P. Picasso - E. Constantini 1962'. A unique work, this piece is one of a couple, each of which was cast in a unique shade of blue (this work was cast in lapis blue). This unique piece is one of only approximately 50 different pieces of glasswork by Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) that have come up for sale in the last 20 years.
Picasso's Glass Art:
Picasso's relationship with Egidio Constantini echoes his partnership with the Madoura Pottery in Vallauris, France. The two men initially met in Vallauris in 1954, though their working relationship would begin a few years later, due in part to Peggy Guggenheim's invitation for Picasso to come to Venice. While Suzanne and Georges Ramié created large editions based on original prototypes created by Picasso, Constantini translated the artist's drawings into glass sculptures produced in very limited editions. This master of La Fucina degli Angeli (the Forge of the Angels), Murano, transformed the centuries-old tradition of Italian glass blowing into a modern art. A 1965 exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, recognized the importance of these rare sculptures, which are housed in the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, amongst other notable collections.
About the Framing:
|Style:||Cubism, Blue Period, Rose Period, 20th Century Spanish Modern Master, Madoura ceramics of Vallauris, Vollard|
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Biography of Pablo Picasso
"Yet Cubism and Modern art weren't either scientific or intellectual; they were visual and came from the eye and mind of one of the greatest geniuses in art history. Pablo Picasso, born in Spain, was a child prodigy who was recognized as such by his art-teacher father, who ably led him along. The small Museo de Picasso in Barcelona is devoted primarily to his early works, which include strikingly realistic renderings of casts of ancient sculpture.
"He was a rebel from the start and, as a teenager, began to frequent the Barcelona cafes where intellectuals gathered. He soon went to Paris, the capital of art, and soaked up the works of Manet, Gustave Courbet, and Toulouse-Lautrec, whose sketchy style impressed him greatly. Then it was back to Spain, a return to France, and again back to Spain - all in the years 1899 to 1904.
"Before he struck upon Cubism, Picasso went through a prodigious number of styles - realism, caricature, the Blue Period, and the Rose Period. The Blue Period dates from 1901 to 1904 and is characterized by a predominantly blue palette and subjects focusing on outcasts, beggars, and prostitutes. This was when he also produced his first sculptures. The most poignant work of the style is in Cleveland's Museum of Art, La Vie (1903), which was created in memory of a great childhood friend, the Spanish poet Casagemas, who had committed suicide. The painting started as a self-portrait, but Picasso's features became those of his lost friend. The composition is stilted, the space compressed, the gestures stiff, and the tones predominantly blue. Another outstanding Blue Period work, of 1903, is in the Metropolitan, The Blind Man's Meal. Yet another example, perhaps the most lyrical and mysterious ever, is in the Toledo Museum of Art, the haunting Woman with a Crow (1903).
"The Rose Period began around 1904 when Picasso's palette brightened, the paintings dominated by pinks and beiges, light blues, and roses. His subjects are saltimbanques (circus people), harlequins, and clowns, all of whom seem to be mute and strangely inactive. One of the premier works of this period is in Washington, D.C., the National Gallery's large and extremely beautiful Family of Saltimbanques dating to 1905, which portrays a group of circus workers who appear alienated and incapable of communicating with each other, set in a one-dimensional space.
"In 1905, Picasso went briefly to Holland, and on his return to Paris, his works took on a classical aura with large male and fernale figures seen frontally or in distinct profile, almost like early Greek art. One of the best of these of 1906 is in the Albright-Knox Gallery in Buffalo, NY, La Toilette. Several pieces in this new style were purchased by Gertrude (the art patron and writer) and her brother, Leo Stein.
Picasso enjoyed creating his art on many media. From paintings to etchings to ceramics, all of his works are a testament to his skills. There are even Picasso prints that are worth more than unique original works.