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Pablo Picasso, Personnages (Figures), 1956

Artist: Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)
Title:Personnages (Figures), 1956
Reference:A.R.355
Medium:Madoura turned round cup of white earthenware clay, engraving accentuated with paraffin and white enamel, with decoration in engobes
Image:DIAMETER: 10 5/16 in (26 cm)
Edition:A color variant from the numbered edition of 100.
Signature:This work is inscribed ‘Edition Picasso’ and ‘Madoura,’ on the underside and stamped with the ‘Edition Picasso’ and ‘Madoura Plein Feu’ pottery stamps on the underside.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #w-1919
$20,000 $10,000

Historical Description

Pablo Picasso Personnages (Figures), 1956 is a rare and marvelous ceramic bowl that exudes charm and character with its varied embellishments. This striking ceramic bowl comes alive with color as its dramatic figures along the inner rim appear to dance within. Evoking a sentimental Spanish tradition, this piece would make a fine addition to any collection. The golden Mediterranean sun radiates it brilliant warmth to the dancing figures decorating the inner rim of the bowl. The figures each appear to hold brilliantly colored golden flowers. Delicate placed gold lines further emphasize these figures which are colored in black. Throughout the image, each figure appears differently, some even appear to be wearing dresses. These slight details effortlessly enchant viewers into gazing longer at such a varied composition. Accented by decorative engravings coupled with yellows, reds, and blacks, the colors also provide an eye-catching display against the muted white tones of the earthenware clay. The figures are, above all, energetic and full of movement as they dance around the dazzling sun; the bowl is finished with a smooth shine, allowing it to twinkle with highlights and lowlights throughout.

Created in 1956, Pablo Picasso Figures (Personnages) is a Madoura turned round cup of white earthenware clay, engraving accentuated with paraffin and white enamel, and decoration in engobes. Inscribed ‘Edition Picasso’ and ‘Madoura,’ and stamped with the ‘Edition Picasso’ and ‘Madoura Plein Feu’ pottery stamps on the underside, this work is a color variant from the numbered edition of 100.

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

1. Ramié, Alain. Picasso: Catalogue of the edited ceramic works 1947-1971. Madoura: Galerie Madoura, 1988. Listed an illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 355 on pg. 182.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

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