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Pablo Picasso

Laughing-Eyed Face (Visage aux Yeux Rieurs), 1969

Large earthenware pitcher with glazed, incised, and engobe decoration
13 × 8 in
33 × 20.3 cm
Edition 215/350
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Pablo Picasso first visited the Madoura workshop in 1946, after meeting owners Suzanne and Georges …

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Pablo Picasso first visited the Madoura workshop in 1946, after meeting owners Suzanne and Georges Ramie at an annual pottery exhibition in Vallauris, France. It was the start of a fruitful partnership that would last over twenty-five years. During that time, Picasso designed over 600 pieces encompassing his favorite …

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Impressed MADOURA PLEIN FEU EDITION PICASSO, incised EDITION PICASSO 215/350 MADOURA R-137
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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Pablo Picasso first visited the Madoura workshop in 1946, after meeting owners Suzanne and Georges …

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Pablo Picasso first visited the Madoura workshop in 1946, after meeting owners Suzanne and Georges Ramie at an annual pottery exhibition in Vallauris, France. It was the start of a fruitful partnership that would last over twenty-five years. During that time, Picasso designed over 600 pieces encompassing his favorite …

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Impressed MADOURA PLEIN FEU EDITION PICASSO, incised EDITION PICASSO 215/350 MADOURA R-137
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

Laughing-Eyed Face (Visage aux Yeux Rieurs), 1969

Large earthenware pitcher with glazed, incised, and engobe decoration
13 × 8 in
33 × 20.3 cm
Edition 215/350
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
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