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Picador Ramie 162 Picasso Madoura Ceramic
By Pablo Picasso
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Ramie 162 -- Picador. 1952. Edition of 500 Earthenware clay, oxidized paraffin decoration. Inscribed "EDITION PICASSO" on the underside Stamped "MADOURA" and "EDITION PICASSO" on th...
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Mid-20th Century Cubist Still-life Sculptures

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Ceramic

Madoura Ceramic Pitcher, 'Picador', Ramié 162
By Pablo Picasso
Located in New York, NY
This Picasso ceramic plate "Picador, Ramié 162" is made of earthenware clay and partially glazed. Please contact us with any questions.
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1950s Abstract Impressionist Sculptures

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Ceramic, Earthenware, Glaze

Picasso Madoura Ceramic Ramie 162 Bullfighter Jug
By Pablo Picasso
Located in Boca Raton, FL
PICADOR (A. Ramié no. 162) marked 'Edition Picasso/Madoura' (underneath) partially glazed terracotta pitcher Height: 5¼ in. (13.4 cm.) Conceived on 5 August 1952 and executed in an e...
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1950s Cubist Still-life Sculptures

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Ceramic

Ramie 162 Offered by 1stdibs Platinum Seller
By Pablo Picasso
Located in Boca Raton, FL
PICADOR (A. Ramié no. 162) marked 'Edition Picasso/Madoura' (underneath) partially glazed terracotta pitcher Height: 5¼ in. (13.4 cm.) Conceived on 5 August 1952 and executed in an ...
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1950s Cubist Figurative Sculptures

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Ceramic

Picasso Madoura Ceramic Ramie 162 Picador
By Pablo Picasso
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Ramie 162 -- Picador 1952 Edition of 500 Earthenware clay, oxidized paraffin decoration. Inscribed "EDITION PICASSO" on the underside Stamped "MADOURA" and "EDITION PICASSO" on the ...
Category

Mid-20th Century Cubist Still-life Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic

Pablo Picasso Biography and Important Works

One of the most prolific and revolutionary artists the world has ever seen, Pablo Picasso 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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Finding the Right Sculptures for You

The history of sculpture as we know it is believed to have origins in Ancient Greece, while small sculptural carvings are among the most common examples of prehistoric art. In short, sculpture as a fine art has been with us forever. A powerful three-dimensional means of creative expression, sculpture has long been most frequently associated with religion — consider the limestone Great Sphinx in Giza, Egypt — while the tradition of collecting sculpture, which has also been traced back to Greece as well as to China, far precedes the emergence of museums.

Technique and materials in sculpture have changed over time. Stone sculpture, which essentially began as images carved into cave walls, is as old as human civilization itself. The majority of surviving sculpted works from ancient cultures are stone. Traditionally, this material and pottery as well as metalbronze in particular — were among the most common materials associated with this field of visual art. Artists have long sought new ways and materials in order to make sculptures and express their ideas. Material, after all, is the vehicle through which artists express themselves, or at least work out the problems knocking around in their heads. It also allows them to push the boundaries of form, subverting our expectations and upending convention. As an influential sculptor as much as he was a revolutionary painter and printmaker, Pablo Picasso worked with everything from wire to wood to bicycle seats.

If you are a lover of art and antiques or are thinking of bringing a work of sculpture into your home for the first time, there are several details to keep in mind. As with all other works of art, think about what you like. What speaks to you? Visit local galleries and museums. Take in works of public art and art fairs when you can and find out what kind of sculpture you like. When you’ve come to a decision about a specific work, try to find out all you can about the piece, and if you’re not buying from a sculptor directly, work with an art expert to confirm the work’s authenticity.

And when you bring your sculpture home, remember: No matter how big or small your new addition is, it will make a statement in your space. Large- and even medium-sized sculptures can be heavy, so hire some professional art handlers as necessary and find a good place in your home for your piece. Whether you’re installing a towering new figurative sculpture — a colorful character by KAWS or hyperreal work by Carole A. Feuerman, perhaps — or an abstract work by Won Lee, you’ll want the sculpture to be safe from being knocked over. (You’ll find that most sculptures should be displayed at eye level, while some large busts look best from below.)

On 1stDibs, find a broad range of exceptional sculptures for sale. Browse works by your favorite creator, style, period or other attribute.