Pablo Picasso, Still Life, 1952
|Artist:||Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)|
|Title:||Still Life, 1952|
|Medium:||Madoura square dish of white earthenware clay with decoration painted in glaze (grey, white) and black patina|
|Image:||DIMENSIONS: 13 in x 13 in (33 cm x 33 cm)|
|Edition:||From the edition of 200.|
|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.|
This stunning piece is colored in contrasting hues of grey and white, causing the image to instantly pop out at the viewer and accentuating the raised surface of the delicate lines used to convey the image. A spoon rests in a translucent cup filled halfway with liquid while joyful sun-like figures dot the piece, adding a sense of animation to the still life scene. While this work itself is a ceramic dish, Picasso creates a border that appears as a serving platter, as if this spoon and cup were being served to the viewer on a plate; he creates the illusion of a plate within a plate, toying with the viewer's visual perception and adding a playful element to this piece
Created in 1952, this original Madoura square dish of white earthenware clay with decoration painted in glaze (grey, white) and black patina is from the edition of 200. This work is stamped with the 'MADOURA PLEIN FEU' and 'EMPREINTE ORIGINALE DE PICASSO' pottery stamps on the reverse.
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
This work 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. Listed and illustrated in the following: Ramié, Alain. Picasso Catalogue of the edited ceramic works 1947-1971. Madoura: 1988.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.