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Pablo Picasso
Exposition Vallauris

1964

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In 1946, Picasso attended an exhibition of pottery making in the Riviera town of Vallauris, a town that is known for its fine clay and pottery. After observing the potters at work, Picasso sat at a borrowed bench, and enthusiastically created his first three ceramic figures. The infinite creative possibilities of ceramics that combined drawing, painting and sculpture so excited Picasso that he returned the next summer with sketches for new pieces, the first of many he was to create over the next 27 years. Due to Picasso’s frequent visits to Vallauris, Picasso received commissions from the Vallauris Potters Association to make posters to promote the region and its products. That was when Picasso became a successful poster artist. From this date on, with his intuition of genius and the virtuosity which accompanied his artistic production, Picasso began to produce posters of great originality, some of them true masterpieces. Exposition Vallauris, 1946 was one of Picasso's many superb Vallauris posters, using strong line and simple design with an image of the year it was created incorporated beautifully into the design, he creates a striking poster. Signed in blue crayon lower right and numbered 57/168 lower left in pencil.

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  • Artist
    Pablo Picasso (1881-1973, Spanish)
  • Creation Year
    1964
  • Dimensions
    Height: 25.25 in. (64.14 cm)Width: 21 in. (53.34 cm)
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  • Gallery Location
    Laguna Beach, CA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 202011-40281stDibs: LU4907085722

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About Pablo Picasso (Artist)

One of the most prolific and revolutionary artists the world has ever seen, Pablo Picasso (1881–1973) had a tremendous impact on the development of 20th-century modern art.


Although he is best known for his association with the Cubist movement, which he founded with Georges Braque, Picasso’s influence extends to Surrealism, neoclassicism and expressionism.


“Every act of creation is, first of all, an act of destruction,” the Spanish artist proclaimed. In his Cubist paintings, he emphasizes the two-dimensionality of the canvas, breaking with conventions regarding perspective, foreshortening and proportion. Picasso was inspired by Iberian and African tribal art. One of his most famous pre-Cubist works is Les Demoiselles d’Avignon (1907), a painting considered immoral and shocking at the time for its depiction of nude women whose faces resemble Iberian tribal masks.


He made many portraits in this style, most often of the women in his life, their expressively colored faces composed of geometric shards of surface planes. In Woman in a Hat (Olga), 1935, he painted his first wife as an assemblage of abstract forms, leaving the viewer to decipher the subject through the contrasting colors and shapes. Picasso was a tireless artist, creating more than 20,000 paintings, drawings, prints, ceramics and sculptures. Tracing his life’s work reveals the progression of modern art, on which he had an unparalleled influence.

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