Edited by Michael Juul Holm, Helle Crenzien, Kirsten Degel. Foreword by Poul Erik Tøjner. Text by Marilyn McCully, Harald Theil, Salvador Haro González, Lynda Morris.
In 1946, Pablo Picasso visited an exhibition of ceramics in Vallauris, an area in southeastern France known for its many potteries. He would move to the region soon after, establishing a steady relationship with the Madoura ceramics workshop in 1948.
Picasso's experiments with various ceramic materials, oxides and glazes would produce a huge body of work: some 4,000 ceramic objects bearing the motifs of animals, fauns and women evoked through Picasso's whimsical, elegant handling of shape and line. This major body of work in ceramics forms a lesser-known but highly original part of the oeuvre of an artist who was constantly reinventing himself and his forms.
This book presents more than 150 of Picasso's most important ceramic works reproduced in beautiful four-color printing, as well as new essays about the artist's pieces in this medium. The book also contains a detailed glossary of ceramic terms and a review of the forms most commonly used by Picasso. The only book in print on this beautiful and highly imaginative part of Picasso's oeuvre.
Published by Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, 2018
Hardcover, 8.5 x 10.25”