Ceramics by Picasso
An indispensable reference, this two-volume publication includes a catalogue raisonné of Pablo Picasso’s unique ceramic works. Volume one features essays about the work, including an introduction by Bernard Ruiz-Picasso and text by Marilyn McCully, and is amply illustrated with full-page color reproductions. Volume two highlights a series of studies and contains the complete list of works, illustrating each one with a thumbnail image and detailing title, date, dimensions, and other pertinent information.
Interested in producing accessible objects that combined aesthetic value and with everyday functionality, Picasso produced a vast body of ceramic work during the last twenty-five years of his life, when he was living in the South of France. Produced with artisans at the Madoura pottery in Vallauris, his lively pitchers, plates, and vases helped reconcile craft and fine art.