|Artist:||Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)|
|Title:||Ceramic Vase Bearded Man, 1953 companion to the Bearded Man's Wife, 1953|
|Medium:||Madoura turned pitcher of white earthenware clay with decoration in engobes (red, green, and black patina)|
|Image Size:||MAX HEIGHT: 12 1/2 in (31.8 cm), MAX WIDTH: 9 in (22.9 cm)|
|Edition:||From the edition of 500.|
|Signature:||This work is inscribed 'EDITION PICASSO' with the 'MADOURA PLEIN FEU' and 'EDITION PICASSO' pottery stamps on the underside.|
|Condition:||This work is in excellent condition.|
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Pablo Picasso ceramic vase Bearded Man, 1953. This vibrantly colored pitcher contrasts saturated blacks against chestnut browns, stark whites, and bold greens and yellows to create an intriguing and expressive face. In Pablo Picasso ceramic Bearded Man, 1953, Picasso creates a distinctly masculine face with a strong beard and thick eyebrows. The figure conveys a somewhat stern yet powerful expression; he pinches his lips together in a scowl and gazes out at the viewer with eyes wide open. Picasso exaggerates certain facial characteristics such as the eyes and nose, which are all overtly large. However, by applying glaze to the beard, mustache, and eyebrows, he highlights these components as the most important facial characteristics. Their glossy surfaces pop out against the matte texture of the ceramic. Picasso also applies a wreathe and colorful, yellow flower atop the bearded man's head, contrasting his masculinity against organic, feminine elements and indicating a somewhat gentler side to this masculine figure. Perhaps the most intriguing element of this piece is Picasso's ability to manipulate the facial qualities to fit the natural shape of the pitcher so that, when viewed from the side, the pitcher appears as the facial profile of a man. The forehead, nose, and mouth protrude outward while the eyes appear to sink in.
Picasso created this work to be displayed in companion to the Bearded Man's Wife, 1953; You can view the Bearded Man's Wife, 1953 on
They make a wonderful pair!
Created in 1953, this Madoura turned pitcher of white earthenware clay with decoration in engobes (red, green, and black patina) is from the edition of 500. This work is inscribed 'EDITION PICASSO' with the 'MADOURA PLEIN FEU' and 'EDITION PICASSO' pottery stamps on the underside.
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Pablo Picasso ceramic Bearded Man, 1953 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):<BR>
1. Ramié, Alain. Picasso, Catalogue of the Edited Ceramic Works 1947-1971, Vallauris, 1988. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 217.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.