|Artist||Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)|
|Title||Tête d’homme (Man’s Head), 1968-1969|
|Medium||Madoura square plaque of red earthenware clay with engobe ground, engraving enhanced with enamel under partial brushed glaze (white, 2 greens, blue).|
|Image Size||DIMENSIONS: 12 1/4 in x 12 1/4 in (31 cm x 31 cm)|
|Edition||Inscribed 'exemplaire editeur', aside from the edition of 100.|
|Signature||This work is stamped with the 'EMPREINTE ORIGINALE DE PICASSO' and 'MADOURA PLEIN FEU' pottery stamps on the underside.|
|Condition||This work is in excellent condition.|
Pablo Picasso Tête d’homme (Man’s Head), 1968-1969, offers an intriguing study of a man’s portrait. The image is engraved onto a red, earthenware plaque. The color of the clay is quite enchanting, the red coloring both rustic and whimsical. The partial brushed glaze adds an interesting texture which highlights the side of the man’s head. The profile of the man’s face is subtly highlighted in blue. Picasso takes great care in the small details, even adding speckles of stubble to the man’s chin. With an aged face of wrinkles and furrowed brows, this mysterious fellow is certainly captivating. Decorated in warm and lively colors, its visual radiance attracts the viewer in. His pursed lips and shy expression leaves the viewer entranced by charm, lost in wonderment as to what thoughts circulate behind such an unusual head. The man’s eyes peer slyly to the side, either looking something beyond the border of the plaque or dwelling in puzzled contemplation. The artist does exceptionally well in capturing the nuances of human expression. Viewers are left to wonder of what this mysterious man is thinking.
Created in 1968-1969, this Madoura square plaque of red earthenware clay with engobe ground, engraving enhanced with enamel under partial brushed glaze (white, 2 greens, blue) is stamped with the 'EMPREINTE ORIGINALE DE PICASSO' and 'MADOURA PLEIN FEU' pottery stamps. This work is inscribed ‘Exemplaire Editeur’, aside from the edition of 100.
CATALOGUE RAISONNÉ & COA:
Pablo Picasso Man’s Head (Tête d’homme), 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. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 569
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.