Pablo Picasso, Paseo, from Service Scènes de Corrida (Set of 7 plates), 1959
|Artist:||Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)|
|Title:||Paseo, from Service Scènes de Corrida (Set of 7 plates), 1959|
|Medium:||White earthenware clay plate, decorated in blue, brown, and yellow engobes under partial brushed glaze with beige patina.|
|Image:||Diameter: 16 1/2 in (42 cm)|
|Edition:||Numbered from the edition of 50.|
|Signature:||This work is stamped with the 'MADOURA PLEIN FEU' and ‘EMPREINTE ORIGINALE DE PICASSO' pottery stamps on the reverse.|
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Pablo Picasso was an avid fan of bullfighting his entire life, attending his first corridas when he was a child in Spain and gaining a renewed interest in the events when he settled in the South of France after World War II. Undoubtedly the theatrical drama and flashy machismo of the matadors appealed greatly to Picasso's sensibilities and resonated with his Spanish roots. In 1959, Picasso produced an 8-piece plate series, each featuring a different bullfighting scene suggested through lively stipple lines. Paseo depicts a line of bullfighters highlighted by a streak of yellow. The strokes of blue above and below the figures contrast with the warm of the yellow, creating visual tension that anticipates the drama of the fight.
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Pablo Picasso (Málaga, 1881 – Mougins, 1973) Paseo, 1959 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.416 on page 220.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.