Pablo Picasso, Picador et taureau (Picador and Bull), 1953

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Artist: Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)
Title: Picador et taureau (Picador and Bull), 1953
Reference: Ramie 194
Medium: Madoura round/square plate of white earthenware clay with oxidized paraffin decoration (black), white enamel bath
Image Size: DIMENSIONS: 9 7/8 in (25 cm)
Edition: From the edition of 200
Signature: This work is stamped with the 'MADOURA PLEIN FEU' and 'EMPREINTE ORIGINALE DE PICASSO' pottery stamps on the reverse.
Condition: This work is in excellent condition.
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ID # W-5777

This striking work, Pablo Picasso ceramic Picador et taureau (Picador and Bull), 1953, depicts a moment earlier in the fight when the picador, or horseman, lances the bull's neck muscles so that it will keep its head low for the later stages of the fight. Behind the Picador and bull, there is an abstracted crowd depicted by black spots, and a simple fence which marks the ring of the bullfight. Picasso's use of texture and contrast is notable in this incredible work, as we witness the dark silhouette of the picador and bull against the white background. The contrast is stunning, and only adds to the tension already present in the scene. There is delicate relief that details the Picador and the bull that may not be apparent upon a first glance. Picasso depicts bullfights in many of his ceramics as well as the rest of his vast oeuvre. The fascination that Picasso clearly had with bullfighting always comes through, as every piece is a fresh and inventive take on the theme of bullfighting. Picasso captures the excitement and thrill involved with this dangerous sport in this stunning depiction, Picasso ceramic Picador and Bull (Picador et taureau), 1955.

Created in 1953, this round/square plate of white earthenware clay with oxidized paraffin decoration (black) in white enamel bath is from the edition of 200. This work is stamped with the 'MADOURA PLEIN FEU' and 'EMPREINTE ORIGINALE DE PICASSO' pottery stamps on the reverse.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Pablo Picasso ceramic Picador and Bull ( Picador et taureau), 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):

1.  Ramié, Alain. Picasso Catalogue of the edited ceramic works 1947-1971. Madoura: 1988. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 194.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

 

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