Pablo Picasso, Visage aux yeux ronds (Round-eyed Face), 1960 A.R. 451
|Artist:||Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)|
|Title:||Visage aux yeux ronds (Round-eyed Face), 1960|
|Medium:||Madoura round/square plate of red earthenware clay|
|Image:||DIAMETER: 7 1/2 in (19.1 cm)|
|Edition:||Numbered from the edition of 100 on the underside.|
|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 ceramic Visage aux yeux ronds (Round-eyed Face), 1960 A.R. 451 shows Picasso’s mastery with the ceramic medium. An expressive face stands out from the earthy red clay. The expression conveys surprise and curiosity, portrayed through the circular eyes and semi-circles that live above and below the pupils, making the eyes appear to be open widely. The nose is created by gouging the surface of the clay to create a textured oval indentation. It is punctuated by two dots of clay to represent nostrils. The mouth is created by lines in relief, as well another gouged section of clay. Some small lines at the bottom may indicate a beard. Using no added color, only the nature clay, Picasso created a wonderful face. It is created in playful ways, characteristic of Picasso’s portraiture. Instead of creating a hyper realistic face, Picasso instead has chosen to relay feelings and emotions instead. The texture of the clay adds a complex element, and the use of relief means that the play of light on the face casts shadows that cause the face to change with the changing of the light. Picasso has created a dynamic work of art in Visage aux yeux ronds (Round-eyed Face), 1960 A.R. 451.
Created in 1960, ceramic Round-eyed Face (Visage aux yeux ronds) A.R. 451 is a Madoura round/square plate of red earthenware clay stamped with the ‘EMPREINTE ORIGINALE DE PICASSO’ and ‘MADOURA PLEIN FEU’ pottery stamps on the underside; numbered from the edition of 100 on the underside.
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Pablo Picasso ceramic Round-eyed Face (Visage aux yeux ronds), 1960 A.R. 451 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. 451 on page 237.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.