In 1946, Pablo Picasso visited an exhibition of ceramics in Vallauris, an area in southeastern France known for ceramics. It was a defining moment for Picasso, who throughout his long life was always on the lookout for new artistic challenges in all imaginable materials. He moved to the region soon after and established a permanent connection with the Madoura pottery workshop in 1948.
Picasso's Ceramics express the restless, flowing lightness of his late years. His experiments with different ceramic materials, oxides and glazes created an enormous body of work: around 4,000 ceramic objects with motifs of animals and women among others, evoked through Picasso's whimsical, elegant handling of form and line. This great ceramic work is a lesser-known but highly original part of Picasso's oeuvre.
In Picasso Ceramics we are presented with more than 150 of Picasso's most important ceramic works reproduced in beautiful four-colour printing and texts about the artist's works in ceramics. The book also includes a detailed glossary of ceramic terms and a review of the forms Picasso used most often.
Dimensions: 26 x 21.5 cm
Pages: 128, hardback
Authors: Helle Crenzien, Kirsten Degel, Poul Erik Tøjner, Michael Juul Holm (ed.)
Publisher: Louisiana Museum of Modern Art