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Pablo Picasso, Madoura Ceramic Pitcher, "Petite Chouette", 1949, France

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Bisque earthenware pitcher, "Little Wood Owl (Petite Chouette) France, 1949. Catalogue raisonné: A. Ramié, "Picasso: Catalogue of the Edited Ceramic Works : 1947-1971" (Vallauris: Galerie Madoura, 1988); entry no. 82 Edition: 200 (early variant in blue with sgraffito decoration) During his long life, Pablo Picasso is constantly working to shape his observations of reality and his vision on that reality. Time and again he searches for new, untrac- ted roads to achieve this. After the liberation of Paris and the end of World War II, Picasso spends more and more time in the south of France. In 1946, he visits a pottery exhibition in the town of Vallauris, a place where pottery was produced since Roman times. In Vallauris, he meets Suzanne and Georges Ramié, owners of the Madoura ceramics workshop and accepts their invitation to model a few small clay pieces. Picasso begins to work at Madoura about a year later, in the autumn of 1947. Vallauris becomes his first place in the south after he had given up his house in the rue des Grands-Augustins in Paris. He sets up his principal studio for several years and creates a substantial œuvre comprising both unique and editioned ceramic works with the Ramiés and their ceramicists. Over a period of more than twenty years, he will execute a few thousand works, returning to the Madoura workshop almost every day. At Madoura, Pablo Picasso establishes a renewed dialogue with Antiquity. In this imaginary world, human beings appear alongside animals, fabulous beasts and mythical creatures such as fauns and centaurs. Owls, goats, horses and bulls, represented on zoomorphicv works, are among the central motifs of the ceramics completed in the artist’s ceramics. While celebrating a Mediterean form of ›joie de vivre‹, his works also contain evocations of the timeless conflicts between mortals and immortals, life and death, which are reflected in the special production process involving fire and earth. Executed in an edition of 500 copies. Stamped 'Madoura Plein Feu/D'après Picasso'. Conceived in 1949. Literature: Alain Ramié Picasso, Catalogue of the edited ceramic words 1947-1971, Galerie Madoura, 1988, N82.

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    H 5.12 in. x W 6.3 in. x D 4.34 in.H 13 cm x W 16 cm x D 11 cm
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