Pablo Picasso
Visage (Face), 1955 A.R. 290.
White earthenware ceramic bowl, partially engraved, with colored engobe (black, green, red) and glaze.
Inscribed ”Edition Picasso Madoura” (underneath).
Diameter: 5 inches (12.7 cm.)
Conceived in 1955 and executed in an edition of 500.
The work is in very good condition, consistent with age.
Literature: Ramié, Alain. Picasso Catalogue of the Edited Ceramic Works 1947-1971. Madoura: Galerie Madoura, 1988. Listed and illustrated as catalog raisonné no. 290.

From 1947 to 1971, the Spanish artist designed over 600 colorful and uniquely shaped pottery editions. There are a few reasons for Picasso’s interest in pottery and why he felt like ceramics would make great works of art: the connection to the Spanish tradition of peasant pottery, the chance to make art available to more people, and the uniting of painting and sculpture.

Pablo Picasso – Off The Wall Gallery Houston, Texas.

Artwork size: 5 x 5 x 3 inches / 13 x 13 x 7.5 cm
Inv #: AB4610
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