Pablo Picasso, La Danse (Dancing), 1957

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Artist: Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)
Title: La Danse (Dancing), 1957
Reference: Ramié 400
Medium: Madoura rectangular dish of white earthernware clay with decoration in engobes, knife engraved under partial brushed glaze (red, white, and black)
Image Size: DIMENSIONS: 12 7/16 in x 15 3/8 in (31.5 cm x 39 cm)
Edition: From the edition of 400.
Signature: This work is inscribed 'EDITION PICASSO MADOURA' and stamped with the 'Madoura Plein Feu' and 'Edition Picasso' pottery stamps on the reverse.
Condition: This work is in excellent condition.
Gallery Price: Sold Inquire
ID # w-4804

Composed of largely matte black and red engobe decoration, Picasso's plate includes a brilliant high gloss white on the subtle detailing of the figures and outer rim area of the platter. This textural variation adds a burst of compositional interest and an overall sense of joy to the piece. Titled The Dance, the work exudes a wonderful sense of happiness and delight, as the sinewy dancers leap from the surface of the ceramic, generating an innate sense of energy that is simply magnetic. This is a marvelous piece in wonderful condition-an absolute necessity to any serious ceramic or Picasso collection.

Created in 1957, this Madoura rectangular dish was created from white earthenware clay with matte black and red engobe decoration, and a beautiful glossy glaze. Stamped on the reverse, 'Edition Picasso' and 'Madoura plein feu', this work is from the edition of 400. The date is also inscribed on the front, '1.8.57'.

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.

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