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Pablo Picasso, Bouquet à la pomme (Bunch with Apple), 1956

Artist: Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)
Title:Bouquet à la pomme (Bunch with Apple), 1956
Reference:A.R. 305
Medium:Madoura round/square plate of white earthenware clay with decoration accentuated with oxidized paraffin and oxides (ivory, brown, blue) under glaze
Image:DIAMETER: 7 3/4 in (19.7 cm)
Edition:m the edition of 400.
Signature:This work is stamped with the ‘MADOURA PLEIN FEU’ and ‘EMPREINTE ORIGINALE DE PICASSO’ pottery stamps on the underside.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #W-5900

Historical Description

Pablo Picasso Ceramic Bouquet à la pomme (Bunch with Apple), 1956 is a delicate and beautiful still life. Picasso details a bouquet of flowers set on a table with a leafy apple in the foreground. Amazingly, all of the flowers in this exquisite bouquet are different and unique, some with delicate stems and others with rounded petals. But what really makes this plate pop is the stunning blue color that colors most of the the plate. Even in matte this color would have caught the eye, but it is enhanced by the glazed nature of the surface. The blue shines and winks at the viewer, and presents a deep and clear background for our still life.

Picasso plays with subjects, by placing his still life on a plate – though this particular plate is certainly more art than practical eating surface, we still see an edible looking apple set on a plate before us. The way that Picasso has rendered the black lines makes the apple look in relief, as if it was popping out of the plate into our outstretched hand.

Created in 1956, this Madoura round/square plate of white earthenware clay with decoration accentuated with oxidized paraffin and oxides (ivory, brown, blue) under glaze is stamped with the ‘MADOURA PLeIN FEU’ and ‘EMPREINTE ORIGINALE DE PICASSO’ pottery stamps on the underside. From the edition of 400.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:

Pablo Picasso ceramic Bunch with Apple (Bouquet à la pomme), 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 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. 305.

2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.

 

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