Pablo Picasso, Petit Soleil (Little Sun), 1968-69
|Artist:||Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)|
|Title:||Petit Soleil (Little Sun), 1968-69|
|Medium:||Madoura rectangular plaque of red earthenware clay printed with engobe and oxides under partial brushed glaze|
|Edition:||Numbered from the edition of 100 on the reverse.|
|Signature:||This work is inscribed ‘MADOURA’ and stamped with the pottery stamps ‘EDITION ORIGINALE DE PICASSO’ and ‘MADOURA PLEIN FEU’ on the reverse.|
Pablo Picasso Little Sun (Petite Soleil), 1968-1969 is a delightful and endearing work from the latter years of the artist’s life. Utilizing white, green, red, and blue patinas, the face imprinted in this work gleams out at the viewer with the brilliant reflection of light on the shiny glaze. The red glaze beautifully contrasts with the cooler tones which comprise most of the image, appropriately giving a sense of warmth to the image of this little sun. As the title suggests, the work effuses a sunny aura, drawing the viewer in with its benevolent expression. Playfully composed of a bright square face with vibrant colors, Picasso utilizes minimal design elements to convey the sense of expression on the face depicted in this ceramic. This work is very reminiscent of a linocut in both technique and the total effect in its graphic use of both color and imagery. Little Sun (Petite Soleil), 1968-1969 is an excellent example of the artist’s mastery of representation of expression and creative ingenuity.
Created between 1968 and 1969, this madoura rectangular plaque of red earthenware clay printed with engobe and oxides under partial brushed glaze is inscribed ‘MADOURA’ and stamped with the pottery stamps ‘EDITION ORIGINALE DE PICASSO’ and ‘MADOURA PLEIN FEU’ on the reverse. Numbered from the edition of 100.
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Pablo Picasso Little Sun (Petite Soleil), 1968-1969 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: Galerie Madoura, 1988. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 544.
2. Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.