'Tête de Femme' by Pablo Picasso
Tête de femme , (1961), by Spanish artist, Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973). The poster is published in connection with the 2018 exhibition, Picasso Ceramics - Louisiana's no less than seventh exhibition of works by the Spanish master. The exhibition brought together 160 ceramic works from the years 1947-1964, and was the first major one of its kind in Scandinavia.
"Picasso arouses our curiosity with his ceramic works and their many different shapes, colors and shapes. In this way he succeeds in making us observe and consider things more carefully".
So said Picasso's grandson, Bernard Ruiz-Picasso, when he helped open Picasso Ceramics, the major spring 2018 exhibition that marked the beginning of Louisiana's 60th anniversary year.
By the time Picasso turned 65 in 1946, he was well established as one of the leading artists of the 20th century. He was financially successful and with the painting, Guernica , he also gained a reputation as an artist with a strong political voice.
So when, after the Second World War, Picasso began to deal with something completely new to him - ceramics - it was due to two factors: With a new life partner and two children, he felt rejuvenated and let his great creative energy unfold in new media.
Second, Picasso returned to the Mediterranean coast and settled down. His works were strongly influenced by his experience of the South and the area's mythological and artistic traditions. Picasso's work with fired clay was not only an acknowledgment of the past, but also a new artistic challenge with new materials and techniques.
84.1 x 59.4 cm