Lozenge au Barbu(337 views)
Description: Unglazed ceramic tile
Condition Report: In Excellent Condition
Notes: Utilizing simple, jagged lines and a strong sense of texture, Picasso creates an intriguing face for this simple yet elegant unglazed terracotta tile created in 1971. 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: 6 x 6 inches each
Artist or Maker: Picasso, Pablo
Literature: Reference: A.R. 628
Medium: Terracotta tiles