Artist: Pablo Picasso
Title: Face with Palm Leaves Visage aux Palmes
Size: 16 5/8
Year: 1956 AR: 365 366
Condition: Perfect Museum Quality
Stamps: Stamped Madoura Plein Feu and Empreinte Original de Picasso
Provenance: Includes Gallery Certificate of Authenticity
Pablo Picasso’s "Visage aux Palmes (Face with Palm Leaves). Is a quintessential example of the artist’s ceramic work. “Visage aux Palmes” is unique because its two pieces of art in one, featuring face on each side of the plate. The piece combines the timeless quality of ceramic work with the modern, contemporary nature of Picasso’s artistic aesthetic with the design of the face featured on both sides. Picasso ceramics allow collectors to own an original Picasso at a more affordable price point, and "Visage aux Palmes" is a rare and exciting opportunity to have one of your own.
Pablo Picasso is arguably the most well-known artist of the 20th century. He is best known for him cubist works, although he experimented throughout his extremely prolific art career with a variety of styles and mediums.
Pablo Picasso was born in 1881 in Malaga in Andaluisa, Spain to a father who was also an artist. At age 13, Picasso began attending the School of Fine Arts in Barcelona where his father was an instructor. Picasso constantly strived for self-improvement and was not afraid to dive deep into particular methods or styles to truly master them. In his early career, pervasive emotion often guided Picasso’s artistic obsession. Picasso’s blue period was the first of these phases which lasted from 1901 to 1904 and reflects Picasso’s state of depression. It was followed by his Rose Period, when he was in love and period of African influence, when he was anxious for adventure. In 1904, Picasso moved to Paris which he considered at the forefront of new artistic expression.
In 1907, Pablo Picasso began experimenting with cubism, the beginning of which overlapped with his period of African influence. Picasso worked with Georges Braque in the creation of cubism, the process of deconstructing people and objects into geometric forms and often showing one painting through multiple points of perspective. His early cubist style is known as Analytic Cubism. Picasso’s cubist art from this period uses mostly earth tones, and may feature his romantic interest, Fernande Oliver. From 1912-1919, Picasso’s art style is known as Synthetic Cubism. During this period, he experimented heavily with images of collage and the human form. He also featured his love interests at the time during this period, first Eva Gouel and later his wife, Olga Khoklova.
Although he remains best known for his cubist works, Picasso began experimenting with other styles in 1919 including surrealism and neoclassicalism. As his career progressed, he continued to experiment with not only varying artistic styles but also varying artistic mediums. After 1939, Picasso wrote more than 300 poems, 2 plays, and significant expanded his sculpture and ceramic work. Pablo Picasso passed away in 1973 in Mougins, France.