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Louisiana Museum Denmark, Picasso Ceramics Exhibition

The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Denmark is holding an exhibition of the ceramics of Pablo Picasso from 1.2.2018 to 27.5.2018 in its 60th Anniversary year.

It has over 150 pieces by Picasso, and it is the first major exhibition in Scandinavia focusing on the later and lesser known Ceramics by Picasso – arguably the most important artist of the 20th Century.

This Museum page from the Louisiana, also has a well put together biography of Picasso worth reading.

More from the Museum website:

In the summer of 1946 Picasso sojourns at Golfe-Juan in the south of France and attends a ceramics exhibition in Vallauris……..This experience is a turning-point for Picasso…….. Picasso immediately starts experimenting with ceramic materials, oxides and glazes, and the ceramic processes and techniques – especially the unpredictable elements in the actual firing process, mainly because the colours are so difficult to control – clearly presents him with a rich and interesting new challenge.

In 1948 Picasso forms a steady engagement with the Madoura workshop and decideds to move per­ma­nently to the south of France. There – alongside his paintings, drawings, sculptures and graphic works – he produces about 4000 cera­mic objects. Some involve the painting and reworking of plates, jugs and dishes that have already gone into production at the Madoura pottery, others are more scul­p­tural figures – animals, fauns and female figures that grow out of Picasso’s imagination as the wet clay takes form.

The exhibition has been generously supported by Musée national Picasso-Paris.

The exhibition is supported by the Augustinus Foundation.

 

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