Pablo Picasso, ‘Tete de Chevre de profil’, 1952, Fairhead Fine Art Limited
Pablo Picasso, ‘Tete de Chevre de profil’, 1952, Fairhead Fine Art Limited
Pablo Picasso, ‘Tete de Chevre de profil’, 1952, Fairhead Fine Art Limited

Edition: Executed in an edition of 250. These were never numbered.
Note: Tête de chèvre de profil (Goat’s Head in Profile), 1952 is a playful and exuberant work of art that highlights Picasso’s capability as a well-rounded artist. Using lines, circles, and earthy colours, he showcases a goat’s head in profile. This work takes its viewers on a journey of sensation as we plunge into the crevices of the ridges that give texture to the coating of the plate. The sensation attributes to the liveliness of the goat as we can almost feel and touch it. Moving from the goat’s profile, we see heavy uses of blue dots outlining the head, reaching out towards the perimeter of the plate. These embellishments can be described as eccentric and imaginative—all of which perfectly designate Picasso as a prolific artist. Electric green, rustic blue, and tranquil beige are all a part of the colour palette that bring out all the intricate details and accents. This work encapsulates the mastery of him as an experimenter and innovator. Taking us on a whimsical journey through the sensation of touch and colour, this outstanding work embodies Picasso’s ingenious artistic talents.

Signature: Madoura stamp

Manufacturer: Madoura Potteries, France

Ramié, Alain.(AR) 1988. Picasso: catalogue de l'oeuvre céramique édité 1947-1971.
Vallauris: Galerie Madoura - AR 145 (page 80)

Private European Collection

About Pablo Picasso

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.

Spanish, 1881-1973, Malaga, Spain, based in Paris and Mougins, France