The Story Behind Picasso Ceramics, by Fanny Lakoubay and Conner Williams, 2013. The famed artist Georges Bloch stated of Picassos ceramic works. In approach, material and technique is as novel as it is interesting.Pottery, gleaming white discs with relief designs, monochrome or brightly coloured ovals, dishes and even jugs and vases here serve as bearers of compositions whose themes express the joyous, life-loving side of Picassos work. They are printed from blocks and stamps fashioned by the master over a period of more than twenty years in the Madoura pottery workshop in Vallauris.
From Charles Mathes's site valuethoughts. In 1946 Picasso was staying near Antibes in the South of France and decorating the walls of what would become the Musée Picasso. A small owl with an injured claw that had been found in a corner ended up living with him and his lover, Francois Gilot. According to Gilot in her book Life With Picasso the owl was an ill-tempered creature who smelled awful and ate only mice. The owl would snort at Picasso and bite his fingers; Picasso would reply with a string of obscenities just to show the bird who was the most ill-tempered.Clearly bad manners were the way to Picassos heart for not only did he do a number of paintings, drawings and prints of owls, he created numerous ceramics. Picasso would use the owl in paintings, prints, drawings, sculptures, and ceramics for the rest of his life. After Picasso's death, drawings were found that illustrate that the form used for the owl ceramics had been made during the time in 1946 when the wood owl first appeared in Picasso's atelier. This is a wonderful owl vase ceramic created in 1969, and the painting of the vessel is beautifully rendered in natural browns, black, and cream colors. The brushstrokes are consistent with free form feathers making up the wings, head, and feet. This is a spectacular piece of original Picasso artwork and a great addition for any art collection! Measurements: Size - Wood Owl Vase: 11 3/4" x 5 1/2" x 8 1/2. Catalogue Raisonne: Catalogue Raisonne: A. Condition: See pictures of the actual art work, which is in excellent overall condition as shown above! All items we sell are from a smoke-free/mold-free home/workplace and are in excellent condition unless otherwise noted. I own every work pictured for sale and I stand behind every item. Please follow/bookmark me as a favorite and keep checking back for more items for sale in the coming weeks. For now, please check out my other original modern and contemporary artwork for sale!
And provide them with the dimensions of this work of art and your zip code and they will get you a price quote. The item "1969 RARE ORIGINAL PABLO PICASSO CERAMIC WOOD OWL VASE MADOURA POTTERY" is in sale since Friday, October 18, 2019.
This item is in the category "Art\Paintings". The seller is "shadowline" and is located in Durham, North Carolina. This item can be shipped worldwide.