In 1946 Picasso sojourns at Golfe-Juan in the south of France and attends a ceramics exhibition in Vallauris. This experience is a turning-point for Picasso, who throughout his life sought new artistic challenges in all possible kinds of materials. Picasso immediately started experimenting with ceramic materials, oxides and glazes, and the ceramic processes and techniques – especially the unpredictable elements in the actual firing process. Two years later, the artist moved permanently to the south of France. There – alongside his paintings, drawings, sculptures and graphic works – he produced about 4000 ceramic objects. This exhibition of Picasso’s original ceramics marks the beginning of Louisiana’s 60th anniversary year. With more than 150 pieces it is the first major exhibition in Scandinavia focusing on this late and lesser-known – but highly imaginative – part of Picasso’s work. Find out more about the ‘Picasso Ceramics’ exhibition from the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art’s website.
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