|Artist:||Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)|
|Title:||Vase au décor pastel (Vase with Pastel Decoration), 1953|
|Medium:||Chamotted red earthenware clay turned vase with decoration in pastels (white, green, yellow, blue, black)|
|Image Size:||HEIGHT: 12 5/8 in (32 cm)|
|Edition:||Numbered from the edition of 200.|
|Signature:||This work is incised ‘Edition Picasso’ and stamped with the ‘EDITION PICASSO’ and ‘MADOURA PLEIN FEU’ pottery stamps on the underside.|
|Condition:||This work is in excellent condition.|
Pablo Picasso ceramic Vase au décor pastel (Vase with Pastel Decoration), 1953 consists of warm colors and a simple decorative scheme. Front and center on the largest part of the vase is a small sun-face. Framed by a blue box, which is in turn framed by white and yellow lines, the sun is made of yellow, green, and black pastels. The red clay has a more textured look and it appears rough to the touch. When the pastels are applied, they are patchy and perfect for showing and highlighting the texture of the pottery.
Picasso drew much inspiration from the Ancient Greek tradition of pottery making in terms of his color schemes and subject matter – often choosing to depict fauns and the like. This particular vase utilizes the red color of clay as the canvas for the decoration – similar to periods in the Attic tradition. This borrowing is one aspect that makes Picasso’s ceramics so widely loved. Picasso also had the innate ability to infuse charm and personality into every ceramic that he made – most certainly including Picasso ceramic Vase with Pastel Decoration, 1953.
Created in 1953, this chamotted red earthenware clay turned vase with decoration in pastels (white, green, yellow, blue, black) is incised ‘Edition Picasso’ and stamped with the ‘EDITION PICASSO’ and ‘MADOURA PLEIN FEU’ pottery stamps on the underside and numbered from the edition of 200.
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Pablo Picasso ceramic Vase with Pastel Decoration (Vase au décor pastel), 1953 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. 190.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.