Ceramic Plate Bull Under the Tree Edition 500 1952 Original

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Description

Artist: Pablo PIcasso
Title: Bull under the Tree (Taureau sous l'arbre
Medium: Ceramic
Year: 1952
Size: 7.5"
Framed 18" x 18"
Condition: Museum quality with no flaws

Edition of 500
Toros A.R. 159 also Catalogued in the Alan Ramie Picasso Ceramic Works
Inscribed Edition PIcasso Stamped Madoura Plein Flue and Edition Picasso Stampings on Verso

Beautifully framed with clear UV protect plexiglass on the front and back to protect and stampings on the verso.

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Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Pablo Picasso ceramic Bull Under the Tree (Taureau sous l'arbre ), 1952 is fully documented and referenced in the below catalogue raisonnés and texts (copies will be enclosed as added documentation with the invoices accompanying the final sale of the work):

1. Ramié, A. (1988) Picasso Catalogue of the edited ceramic works 1947-1971. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 159.

2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

Pablo Picasso ceramic Taureau sous l'arbre (Bull Under the Tree), 1952 showcases Picasso's love for animals, in particular the bull. The artist was particularly admired the bull's energy and intelligence. Displayed in a robust fashion, the musculature and mass of the bull is represented by the rounded forms of the back and legs. Picasso uses thick, black brushstrokes to create the commanding outline of the bull. Using color and paint, Picasso is able to imbue the ceramic plate with the physicality and strength of the bull. The addition of green tones around the painted forms and dots around the rim adds a sense of vitality and energy to the work. Viewers are easily able to imagine the emotions and excitement surrounding the impressive beast. According to Picasso scholar Vicente Marrero "In the work of Picasso, the bull is like one of those Spanish rivers, turbulent and agitated, which lose themselves among the brambles, rocks, and reeds, only to reappear later at some other place further on, in plain sight. There are times when it appears that the bull is adumbrated even in the "figures" of the painter, figures as profound as they are debatable and enigmatic" (Marrero, 83).

Created in 1952,this Madoura turned round plate of white earthenware clay decorated with oxidized paraffin (black) and white enamel is inscribed 'Edition Picasso' and stamped with the 'EDITION PICASSO' and 'MADOURA PLEIN FEU' pottery stamps on the underside. From the edition of 500.

About Pablo Picasso A man of unparalleled talent, Pablo Picasso was the most influential figure in the 20th-century art. With an unequivocal sense of invention, he was devoted to creating art throughout his life, crossing media with utter ease and elegance, always following his limitless imagination as the ultimate indicator of truth. 
Together with Georges Braque, Picasso fathered one of the most progressive art movements - Cubism, rethinking the representation of the three-dimensional space on a two-dimensional surface in a radical way. Inspired by the art of Africa and the Iberian peninsula, his ideas and works left a deep mark on other modernist movements, including Expressionism and Surrealism. His most famous work, the powerful “Guernica” (1937), was created in reaction to the Spanish Civil War, today celebrated as the supreme example of anti-war art. Resolute and vital throughout his life, Picasso left behind a colossal body of work of paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, ceramics, costumes and stage set designs. With a name synonymous with greatness, Picasso is considered a legend. He was infamous for his many passionate relationships with women, as well as for his charisma. 
With an ego to match his gift, the great artist once said about himself: “My mother said to me, 'If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.' Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso.” Pablo Picasso was born in Málaga, Spain, in 1881.
He lived in Paris and Mougins, France, where he died in 1973.

 

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