Madoura Ceramic Pitcher-'Tarasque,' Ramié 247

$165,000

This rare Picasso ceramic pitcher 'Tarasque,' Ramié 247 is one in an edition of only 50 marked and numbered.

It is made of white earthenware clay with colored engobe and partially glazed. It embodies abstracted animalistic features as well as figures and buildings structures. All these elements are playfully fused together in a curious and delightful Picasso creation that is hard to come by! This piece is in excellent condition.

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Creator
Pablo Picasso

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A prolific and tireless innovator of art forms, Pablo Picasso impacted the course of 20th-century art with unparalleled magnitude. Inspired by African and Iberian art and developments in the world around him, Picasso contributed significantly to a number of artistic movements, notably Cubism, Surrealism, Neoclassicism, and Expressionism. Along with Georges Braque, Picasso is best known for pioneering Cubism in an attempt to reconcile three-dimensional space with the two-dimensional picture plane, once asking, “Are we to paint what’s on the face, what’s inside the face, or what’s behind it?” Responding to the Spanish Civil War, he painted his most famous work, Guernica (1937), whose violent images of anguished figures rendered in grisaille made it a definitive work of anti-war art. “Painting is not made to decorate apartments,” he said. “It’s an offensive and defensive weapon against the enemy.” Picasso’s sizable oeuvre includes over 20,000 paintings, prints, drawings, sculptures, ceramics, theater sets, and costume designs.

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