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Pablo Picasso, Visage dans un carré (Face in a Square), 1956

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Artist Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)
Title Visage dans un carré (Face in a Square), 1956
Medium Madoura round plate of white earthenware clay with decorations in engobe (ivory, blue) under partial brushed glaze
Edition Numbered from the edition of 100 in black on the underside.
Signature This work is stamped with the 'MADOURA PLEIN FEU' and 'EMPREINTE ORIGINALE DE PICASSO' pottery stamps on the underside
Condition This work is in excellent condition.
Gallery Price Sold
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ID # w-5332

Utilizing the simplistic design motifs frequently found in his ceramics, Pablo Picasso ceramic Visage dans un carré (Face in a Square), 1956 is an exquisite plate that plays with our notion of what is functional and what is art. Dynamic in design, this remarkable work speaks to Picasso's creativity. Various sizes of relief define the eyes, nose, mouth, and hair of this unusual face that is framed in a checkered square, as Picasso once again exemplifies his talent at conveying human expression. Highlighting Picasso's innovative use of texture, the relief effect utilized allows for the dish to become three-dimensional, contributing an additional element of intrigue to this already captivating work. A myriad of texture is available in Visage dans un carré (Face in a Square), 1956, from the raised relief to the grid marks within the face square. There are also a number of circular indentation that bring more depth and texture to the miraculous work.

Created in 1956, Madoura round plate of white earthenware clay with decorations in engobe (ivory, blue) under partial brushed glaze is numbered from the edition of 100 in black on the underside. This work is stamped with the 'MADOURA PLEIN FEU' and 'EMPREINTE ORIGINALE DE PICASSO' pottery stamps on the verso.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:

Pablo Picasso ceramic Face in a Square (Visage dans un carré), 1956 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 catalogue raisonne as no. 354.

2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

About the Framing:

Pablo Picasso ceramic Face in a Square (Visage dans un carré), 1956 is museum grade conservation framed in a complementary moulding with silk mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

 

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