Still Life with Spoon(393 views)
Description: Painted and partially glazed white ceramic dish, 1952, numbered 38/100, incised E 100 and with the Madoura Plein Feu and Empreinte Originale de Picasso pottery stamps on the reverse.
Condition Report: In Excellent Condition
Notes: The still life, from the earliest days of Cubism, has been a fixture in Picasso's oeuvre. Here, the artist adeptly incorporates an element of traditional still life, the platter, as the substrate for his subject. Rusticly beautiful, this serving plate within a ceramic platter serves as the base upon which spoon, glass, bread and flowers are placed. At the end of the 1940s, Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 18811973) started creating ceramic works. At the time, Picasso spent his summers on the Cote d'Azur in the South of France. Following earlier trips to the Riviera, where he was inspired by the clarity of the light and the bright Mediterranean colors, the artist visited Vallauris for the annual pottery exhibition in 1946. Impressed by the quality of the Madoura works, he was introduced to the owners, Suzanne and Georges Ramié, who welcomed him into their workshop, and gave him access to all the tools and resources he needed to express his creativity with ceramics. In exchange, the Ramié family would produce and sell his ceramic work. This collaboration with the local ceramicists spanned 25 years.
Dimensions: 13.25 x 13 inches
Artist or Maker: Picasso, Pablo
Literature: Reference: A.R. 165