Picasso Ceramics in Post War and Contemporary Art
Of Picasso’s more than 3,500 ceramic designs, animal themes are recurring with motifs of goats and bulls most common. These ceramics are suggestive of Picasso’s everyday surroundings and the animals he personally kept.
Our Post War and Contemporary Art sale features a number of these motifs on plates, including two profiles of goats’ heads, two bull profiles, a picador in action and a pair of lounging bulls.
Another common, recognizable theme across Picasso ceramics is the use of the human face and figure as motif. These designs are often colorful and playful, rendered in a disjointed nature that was also translated across mediums in well-known paintings and prints.