Picasso: Maison de la Pensée Française, Exposition de Céramiques
Beginning in 1948, Pablo Picasso made original posters to promote expositions and events such as bullfights for his adopted town of Vallauris in southern France, exhibitions of his art and that of fellow artists, and the cause of peace. In lithographs and linocuts, Picasso applied his restless creativity to poster design, producing striking compositions with favorite motifs and hand-drawn text.
This vintage poster was issued for an exhibition of the artist’s ceramics held at the Maison de la Pensée Française, Paris, in 1958. A lithograph printed in an earthy palette of brown and black, it represents a plate adorned with a face composed with geometric shapes that resembles the artist’s ceramics of this era. Script around the face provides exhibition information and emphasizes the handcrafted nature of the work presented.