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Pablo Picasso

Man's Face, 1966

Red earthenware clay, printed with engobe pad
6 1/2 × 4 × 1 in
16.5 × 10.2 × 2.5 cm
Edition 400/500
This is part of a limited edition set.
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This work is number 400 from the edition of 500 published by Madoura Pottery.

This work is number 400 from the edition of 500 published by Madoura Pottery.

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Signed with impressed manufacturer's mark to verso 'Edition Picasso Madoura Plein Feu'. Glazed signature to verso 'E 148 400/500 Madoura'.
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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This work is number 400 from the edition of 500 published by Madoura Pottery.

This work is number 400 from the edition of 500 published by Madoura Pottery.

Medium
Sculpture
Signature
Signed with impressed manufacturer's mark to verso 'Edition Picasso Madoura Plein Feu'. Glazed signature to verso 'E 148 400/500 Madoura'.
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

Man's Face, 1966

Red earthenware clay, printed with engobe pad
6 1/2 × 4 × 1 in
16.5 × 10.2 × 2.5 cm
Edition 400/500
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
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