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Pablo Picasso, Ceramic Face (Visage), 1960

Pablo Picasso Ceramic Face Visage for sale

Signed Pablo Picasso ceramic, Ceramic Face (Visage), 1960

Artist1: Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)

Title: Ceramic Face (Visage), 1960

Reference: Ramié 448

Medium: Madoura round dish of white earthenware clay with decoration in engobes (yellow, blue, black) under glaze

Image Size: DIAMETER: 16 1/2 in (42 cm)

Edition: Numbered from the edition of 100.

Signature: This work is stamped with the 'MADOURA PLEIN FEU' and 'EMPREINTE ORIGINALE DE PICASSO' pottery stamps on the reverse.

Condition: This work is in excellent condition.

Gallery Price:
Item # 5174

Historical Description of this artwork

A bold and evocative portrait, the tremendous Pablo Picasso ceramic Visage (Ceramic Face), 1960 brings the eminent impact of Picasso, as one of the founders of Cubism. Stylized in abstractions of blue, yellow, white, and black, a vibrant and cheerful, though distorted face emerges within the circular form of the round dish. With a sense of humor, decorative elements found in the recurring motif of the circle are repeated in dots that trace the lines of our subject’s unworldly appearance.  Bright spots of yellow illuminate the cheeks as the face grins out at us from the plate. Faces were a common feature of Picasso ceramics, creating an interested effect where the inanimate objects take on visible personas, allowing viewers to relate to the ceramics in new and exciting ways.

Picasso ceramics push the medium in unexpected and delightful ways, and it is clear that Picasso had an intuitive understanding of clay. Not only does he create here an interesting image, but it works with in tandem with the form of the ceramic dish to create something more. A stunning example of the prolific artist’s efforts in the ceramic medium, this playful piece is unmistakably Picasso in every way.

Created in 1960, this Madoura round dish of white earthenware clay with decoration in engobes (yellow, blue, black) under glaze is numbered from the edition of 100. This work is stamped with the ‘MADOURA PLEIN FEU’ and ‘EMPREINTE ORIGINALE DE PICASSO’ pottery stamps on the reverse.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:

Pablo Picasso ceramic Ceramic Face (Visage), 1960 is fully documented and referenced in the below catalogue raisonnés and texts (copies will be enclosed as added documentation with the invoices accompanying the sale of the work):

1. Ramié, Alain.Picasso Catalogue of the edited ceramic works 1947-1971. Madoura: 1988. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 448.

2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.