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Pablo Picasso, Visage d’homme (Man’s Head), 1968-1969

Artist: Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)
Title:Visage d’homme (Man’s Head), 1968-1969
Reference:Ramié 570
Medium:Madoura plaque of red earthenware clay, printed with black engobe pad.
Image:DIMENSIONS: 12 3/16 in x 12 3/16 in (31 cm x 31 cm)
Edition:Numbered from the edition of 200.
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.
ID #W-5543
Price on Request

Historical Description

Pablo Picasso Visage d’homme (Man’s Head), 1968-1969 showcases the artist’s unrivaled ability to illustrate human nuance. Each aspect of the man’s face, from his furrowed brow to his side gaze is carefully illustrated. The crowding of horizontal lines on his brow and vertical lines on his nose bring a sense of tension to his face, which compounds the furrowed brow.There are only two colors on the plaque, black and red, but the semi circle of hair atop the mans head and the light beard that he is growing are still apparent. Most of the detail comes in the center of the face, creating a wealth of red color that draws the eye in and away from the black outer edges of the tile. The contrast of the red earthenware against a smooth black surface is exquisite. The impressive size of the plaque adds a sense of drama to the scene. Picasso plays with texture and color to delight the senses. Because of the way the plaque has been made, there is a real depth to the face of the man, and the smooth indents create some delicate shadows that add to the complexity of Picasso ceramic Visage d'homme (Man's Head), 1968-1969.

Created in 1968-1969, this Madoura plaque of red earthenware clay, printed with black engobe pad is numbered from the edition of 200. This work is stamped with the 'MADOURA PLEIN FEU' and ‘EMPREINTE ORIGINALE DE PICASSO’ pottery stamps on the underside.

CATALOGUE RAISONNÉ & COA:
Pablo Picasso Ceramic Man'’s Head (Visage 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 sale of the work):

1. Ramié, Alain. Picasso Catalogue of the edited ceramic works 1947-1971. Madoura: 1988. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonne no. 570.

2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.

 

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