Pablo Picasso, Picasso Madoura Plaque, Sun, 1968-1969

Artist: Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)
Title:Picasso Madoura Plaque, Sun, 1968-1969
Reference:A.R. 545
Medium:Madoura rectangular plaque of red earthenware clay with engobe ground and engraving enhanced with oxides (white, blue, black, green) under partial brushed glaze patina
Image:DIMENSIONS: 4 in x 6 1/2 in (10 cm x 16.5 cm)
Edition:From the edition of 100.
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.
ID #w-5909

Historical Description

Atop a cushion of white, fluffy clouds, this Pablo Picasso ceramic Sun, 1968-1969 features an organic, earthly quality. Its facial details - eyebrows, nose, and teeth - are complimented by the curves and valleys of the impression itself, whose finished gloss reflects light. Details in black form the teeth, eyebrows, and pupils of the sun's face. The mouth opens for a wide grin and the large pupils stare directly out at the observer. Sharp colors in blue and green cover the face of Sun, 1968-1969. One cheek remains brilliant blue, while the other is hollowed out, creating a sense of opposition and unity at the same time. Taken together, they become inversions of one another. Picasso ceramic Sun, 1968-1969 appears to be radiating a cheerful glow, instilling any space in which it is placed with a sense of warmth and joy. The halo of green and white light and clouds shine out from the face and nicely complement the warm red color of the clay. The warmth from the clay also lends itself to the sun, and we feel its rays.

Created in 1968-1969, this rectangular plaque of red earthenware clay with engobe ground and engraving enhanced with oxides (white, blue, black, green) under partial brushed glaze patina is from the edition of 100. 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 Sun, 1968-1969 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. Ramié, Alain. Picasso Catalogue of the edited ceramic works 1947-1971. Madoura: 1988. This work is listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 545.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

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