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Pablo Picasso, Madoura Plate Goat's Head in Profile  (Tete de chevre de profil), 1952

Artist: Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)
Title:Madoura Plate Goat's Head in Profile  (Tete de chevre de profil), 1952
Reference:Ramié 146
Medium:Madoura oblong dish of white earthenware clay with decoration in engobes under partial brushed glaze
Image:DIMENSIONS: 20 1/8 in x12 3/16 in (51 cm x 31 cm)
Edition:From the edition of 250.
Signature:This work is stamped with the 'Madoura Plein Feu' and 'Empreinte Originale de Picasso' stamps on the underside of the plate.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #w-5214
Price on Request

Historical Description

Pablo Picasso Madoura Plate Goat's Head in Profile  (Tete de chevre de profil), 1952. Utilizing clean-cut lines and strong color contrasts, Picasso depicts the profile of a goat in Pablo Picasso ceramic Tete de chevre de profil (Goat's Head in Profile), 1952. Picasso utilizes crisp, white and black lines to delineate the profile of the goat's head and to add a sense of texture to the piece, conveying the feel of the goat's fur and horns. These lines contrast sharply against the orange background, causing the image of the goat to stand out to the viewer. The goat appears as a delicate figure with a thin neck and elongated face, gazing wisely out at the viewer.

The goat is a re-occurring subject in Picasso's works. As Georges Ramie discusses "there was above all, a very extensive thematic development of bucolic variations: Virgilian countryside's, mythological scenes amid rocks, evocations of Parnassus, piping shepherds and capering goats…A whole episode, in short, devoted to the pastoral serenity of the Aegean, to the incomparable simplicity of a carefree world, steeped in legends of Attic grace and full of the joy of life" (p.168).

Created in 1952, Picasso ceramic Goat's Head in Profile (Tete de chevre de profil), 1952 was created with white earthenware clay with decoration in engobes under partial brushed glaze. From an edition of 250, this work is stamped 'Edition Picasso' and 'Empreinte Originale de Picasso' on the reverse side of the work.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Pablo Picasso Madoura Plate Goat's Head in Profile (Tete de chevre de profil), 1952 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 1947-1971,1988. Another variation is listed as catalogue no. 146.

2. Ramié, Georges, Picasso's Ceramics, 1976. Illustrated and listed as catalogue no. 401.

3. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

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