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Pablo Picasso

Femme (A.R. 301)

Partially glazed and engraved ceramic pitcher
12 × 5 × 3 3/4 in
30.5 × 12.7 × 9.5 cm
Edition 109/200
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What did you do on your summer vacation? Pablo Picasso spent his summers between 1948 and 1971 …

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What did you do on your summer vacation? Pablo Picasso spent his summers between 1948 and 1971 designing and painting ceramics at the Madoura workshop near his home in the south of France. What began as a relaxing break from his paintings grew into a fruitful artistic collaboration between himself and the Suzanne and …

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Pablo Picasso
Spanish, 1881–1973
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A prolific and tireless innovator of art forms, Pablo Picasso impacted the course of 20th-century art with unparalleled magnitude. Inspired by African and Iberian art and developments in the world around him, Picasso contributed significantly to a number of artistic movements, notably Cubism, Surrealism, Neoclassicism, and Expressionism. Along with Georges Braque, Picasso is best known for pioneering Cubism in an attempt to reconcile three-dimensional space with the two-dimensional picture plane, once asking, “Are we to paint what’s on the face, what’s inside the face, or what’s behind it?” Responding to the Spanish Civil War, he painted his most famous work, Guernica (1937), whose violent images of anguished figures rendered in grisaille made it a definitive work of anti-war art. “Painting is not made to decorate apartments,” he said. “It’s an offensive and defensive weapon against the enemy.” Picasso’s sizable oeuvre includes over 20,000 paintings, prints, drawings, sculptures, ceramics, theater sets, and costume designs.

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What did you do on your summer vacation? Pablo Picasso spent his summers between 1948 and 1971 …

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What did you do on your summer vacation? Pablo Picasso spent his summers between 1948 and 1971 designing and painting ceramics at the Madoura workshop near his home in the south of France. What began as a relaxing break from his paintings grew into a fruitful artistic collaboration between himself and the Suzanne and …

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Stamped, marked, and numbered: Edition Picasso / Madoura Plein Feu / Edition Picasso
Pablo Picasso
Spanish, 1881–1973
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A prolific and tireless innovator of art forms, Pablo Picasso impacted the course of 20th-century art with unparalleled magnitude. Inspired by African and Iberian art and developments in the world around him, Picasso contributed significantly to a number of artistic movements, notably Cubism, Surrealism, Neoclassicism, and Expressionism. Along with Georges Braque, Picasso is best known for pioneering Cubism in an attempt to reconcile three-dimensional space with the two-dimensional picture plane, once asking, “Are we to paint what’s on the face, what’s inside the face, or what’s behind it?” Responding to the Spanish Civil War, he painted his most famous work, Guernica (1937), whose violent images of anguished figures rendered in grisaille made it a definitive work of anti-war art. “Painting is not made to decorate apartments,” he said. “It’s an offensive and defensive weapon against the enemy.” Picasso’s sizable oeuvre includes over 20,000 paintings, prints, drawings, sculptures, ceramics, theater sets, and costume designs.

Pablo Picasso

Femme (A.R. 301)

Partially glazed and engraved ceramic pitcher
12 × 5 × 3 3/4 in
30.5 × 12.7 × 9.5 cm
Edition 109/200
Bidding closed
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