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Pablo Picasso, Divers, 1956 A.R. 377

Artist: Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)
Title:Divers, 1956
Reference:A.R. 377
Medium:Madoura small convex wall plaque of white earthenware clay, engraving accentuated with oxidized paraffin decoration, glaze bath
Image:DIAMETER: 7 1/4 in (18.5 cm)
Edition:From the edition of 500.
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.
ID #w-7260
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Historical Description

Exhibiting his love of experimenting with various art media, this piece is rendered with strong contrast and lyrical figurative elements. Against an ivory background, minimally conveyed divers gracefully jump into the water. Picasso utilizes simple, dark brown lines to create the elegant silhouettes of these daring divers, displaying his genius at conveying motion and activity through simplicity.

Created in 1956, this small convex wall plaque of white earthenware clay with engraving accentuated with oxidized paraffin decoration in a glaze bath is from the edition of 500. This work is stamped with the 'MADOURA PLEIN FEU' and 'EMPREINTE ORIGINALE DE PICASSO' pottery stamps on the reverse.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Pablo Picasso Divers, 1956 is fully documented and referenced in the below catalogue raisonnés and texts (copies will be enclosed as added documentation with the invoices accompanying the final sale of the work):

1. Ramié, Alain. Picasso Catalogue of the edited ceramic works 1947-1971. Madoura: Galerie Madoura, 1988. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 377.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

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