PABLO PICASSO

Pablo Picasso was born in Malaga in 1881. He grew up in Barcelona, where he spent his childhood studying drawing and painting under his father, Jose Ruíz, who taught at the local art school. Picasso spent a year studying at the Academy of Arts in Madrid, before traveling to Paris in 1900. Landing in the center of the European art world, Picasso shared lodgings with the poet and journalist Max Jacob, with whom he lived the Bohemian lifestyle of the poor and starving artist. The next few years saw an improvement in his fortunes and he spent time in Paris and Madrid, founding and illustrating the art magazine Arte Joven. Picasso began to mingle in the company of other artists and literary figures including the poet Guillaume Apollinaire and the legendary writer, art critic and salon hostess Gertrude Stein, whose portrait he painted in 1906.

He had astonishing powers of invention, continually innovating and refreshing his work and experimenting with one style after another. His earliest distinguishable period is the Blue Period, dating approximately from 1901 to 1904 when he used a mostly blue and blue-green color palette and painted poignant images of beggars, prostitutes and other tragic figures from the streets of Paris. His Rose Period, which followed thereafter, made use of a warmer color palette and focused on generally less somber subject matter. Around 1907, Picasso became very influenced by African masks and art which began making their way into Parisian museums following the expansion of the French Empire into Africa. The faces and simplified, angular planes of the women in Picasso's Les Demoiselles d'Avignon, clearly derive their style from African masks and sculptures and this painting is often heralded as the beginning of Cubism. Along with his contemporary, Georges Braque, Picasso began to develop an artistic style, later known as Analytical Cubism, which approached the visual world from the perspective of geometric forms. In 1926, Picasso turned towards Surrealism, a movement that was growing in strength and popularity among Parisian artists. Picasso’s most famous surrealist work, Guernica, depicted the bombing of Guernica during the Spanish Civil War. This painting is a powerful anti-war statement warning against the suffering and devastation of war.

Arguably one of the greatest, most radical and most influential artists of the 20th century, Picasso’s legacy is far-reaching and enduring. More than any other artist, Picasso defined Modern Art of the twentieth century by his establishment and development of one of its major movements, Cubism.

PABLO PICASSO
Ovale a L'oeil A (Oval with Eye A)
terracotta tile
6 x 5 3/4 in.
PABLO PICASSO
Corrida en Vert (Green Corrida)
partially glazed ceramic plate
12 x 14 1/4 in.
PABLO PICASSO
Visage Tournamenté (Tormented Face)
white earthenware round dish, painted white
16 1/2 in. diameter
PABLO PICASSO
Vase au Bouquet (Vase with Bunch)
ceramic plate
9 3/4 in. diameter
PABLO PICASSO
Oiseau Polychrome (Polychrome Bird)
painted and glazed white earthenware dish
12 1/2 x 15 1/4 in.
PABLO PICASSO
Cercle au Visage (Circle with Face)
unglazed terracotta plaque
6 x 6 in.
PABLO PICASSO
Visage aux Palmes (Face with Palm-Leaves)
white earthenware plate
16 1/2 in. diameter
PABLO PICASSO
Losange au Danseur et à la Biche (Diamond with Dancer and Hind)
unglazed terracotta plaque
6 x 6 in.
PABLO PICASSO
Taureau, Marli aux Feuillies (Bull, Rim with Leaves)
painted terracotta plate
9 in. diameter
PABLO PICASSO
Losange à la Danseuse (Lozenge with Dancing)
unglazed terracotta plaque
6 x 5 3/4 in.
PABLO PICASSO
Yan Bandeau Noir (Yan Black Headband)
painted terracotta
10 x 5 x 6 1/4 in.
PABLO PICASSO
Taureau (Bull)
partially glazed red ceramic platter, painted in black
15 in. diameter
PABLO PICASSO
Quatre Visages (Four Faces)
painted and glazed white earthenware pitcher
9 1/4 x 5 1/2 in.
PABLO PICASSO
Carré aux Danseurs C (Square with Dancer C)
terracotta tile
5 1/2 x 5 1/2 in.
PABLO PICASSO
Carré aux Danseurs A (Square with Dancers A)
red earthenware tile
6 x 6 in.
PABLO PICASSO
Tete d'Homme Autete d'Homme au Maillot Raye
aquatint and soft-ground etching in colors
image: 16 3/8 x 12 1/2 in. sheet: 22 1/8 x 16 1/8 in.
PABLO PICASSO
Yan Visage (Yan Face)
earthenware pitcher, unglazed, painted in black
10 1/4 x 5 x 6 1/2 in.
PABLO PICASSO
Losange au Barbu (Lozenge with Bearded Man)
ceramic plaque
6 x 6 in.
PABLO PICASSO
Jacqueline au Chevalet
partly glazed ceramic
16 3/4 x 16 3/4 in.
PABLO PICASSO
Deux Nus Assis
etching
15 x 11 1/2 in.
PABLO PICASSO
Les Deux Saltimbanques L05
drypoint etching on paper
4 1/2 x 3 1/2 in.
PABLO PICASSO
Visage dans Etoile (Face in a Star)
glazed ceramic
12 1/2 x 15 1/4 in.
PABLO PICASSO
Paysage (Landscape)
partially glazed ceramic plate
16 1/2 in. diameter
PABLO PICASSO
Chouette aux Traits (Wood-Owl in Lines)
white earthenware vase, decoration in oxides, knife engraved on white enamel, painted brown & black
11 x 6 x 8 3/4 in.
PABLO PICASSO
Pichet Yan (Yan Pitcher)
earthenware pitcherm decoration in engobes, painted black & white
11 x 5 x 6 1/2 in.
PABLO PICASSO
Paysage (Landscape)
white earthenware clay round dish, engobe & white enamel decoration, under partial glaze, painted bl
16 1/2 in. diameter
PABLO PICASSO
Visage Géometrique aux Traits (Geometric Face with Lines)
unglazed white earthenware plate
16 in. diamter
PABLO PICASSO
La Danse (Dancing)
white rectangular dish in white earthenware, glazed black & red
12 1/4 x 14 1/2 in.
PABLO PICASSO
Petit Carré au Visage (Little Square with Face)
red earthenware tile
6 x 6 in.
PABLO PICASSO
Yan Barbu (Bearded Yan)
red earthenware pitcher painted in black
10 1/4 x 5 x 6 1/2 in.
PABLO PICASSO
Quatre Visages (Four Faces)
painted earthenware jug
9 x 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 in.
PABLO PICASSO
Carré à la Danseuse (Square with Female Dancer)
red earthenware tile
5 3/4 x 5 3/4 in.
PABLO PICASSO
Petit carré au Soleil (Little Square with Sun)
terracotta tile
6 x 6 in.
PABLO PICASSO
Losange au Visage (Lozenge with Face)
terracotta tile
6 x 6 in.
PABLO PICASSO
Visage de Femme (Woman's Face)
white earthenware pitcher, decoration in engobes, knife engraved under partial brushed glaze, painte
13 x 8 1/2 x 12 in.
PABLO PICASSO
Chouette Femme (Wood-Owl Woman)
white earthenware vase, engobe & paraffin decoration, white enamel
12 x 6 x 9 in.
PABLO PICASSO
Chouette Visage de Femme (Woman-Faced Wood-Owl)
white earnthenware vase, decoration in oxides, knife engraved on white enamel
10 1/2 x 8 3/4 x 6 in.
PABLO PICASSO
Untitled
ceramic plate
6 1/4 x 6 1/4 x 1 3/4 in.
PABLO PICASSO
Untitled
ceramic plate
6 1/4 x 6 1/4 x 1 3/4 in.
PABLO PICASSO
Tete d'Homme Moustachu
red earthenware plaque printed with englobe pad
6 5/16 x 3 7/8 x 1 in.
PABLO PICASSO
Bouquet à la Pomme (Bunch with Apple)
painted and partially glazed white earthenware plate
10 1/4 in. diameter
PABLO PICASSO
Vase au Bouquet (Vase with Bunch)
white ceramic plate
10 in. diameter
PABLO PICASSO
Visage aux Points (Face with Points)
earthenware pitcher, partially glazed, painted in rust, green, blue & black
11 x 6 x 10 in.
PABLO PICASSO
Chope Visage (Face Tankard)
earthenware pitcher, partially glazed, painted in blue & red
8 3/4 x 4 1/2 x 6 in.
PABLO PICASSO
Chouette Visage de Femme (Woman-Faced Wood-Owl)
white earthenware vase, decoration in oxides, knife engraved on white enamel
10 1/2 x 8 3/4 x 6 in.
PABLO PICASSO
Paysage (Landscape)
white earthenware clay round dish, decoration in engobes, knife engraved, painted blue, green, black
16 1/2 in. diameter
PABLO PICASSO
Yan Soleil (Yan Sun)
red earthenware pitcher painted in black
9 3/4 x 4 3/4 x 6 in.
PABLO PICASSO
Hibou (Owl)
white earthenware pitcher, oxide decoration on white enamel, painted in blue
9 3/4 x 5 x 8 in.
PABLO PICASSO
Vase au Bouquet (Vase with Bunch)
painted and partially glazed white earthenware plate
9 3/4 in. diameter