Gold Picasso Plate

Gold Picasso Plate

Who wouldn’t want to eat off of a gold Picasso plate?

Imagine the care, the reflection, the sheer beauty and joy that dining on a gold plate would bring. I keep many gold plates in my cupboard, but dream of eating a succulent roast, pheasant or rack of lamb off of a rare gold Picasso plate. Does this sound absurd? Like a decadent fetish? Perhaps. But as Oscar Wilde once so famously said: “The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it.” I will be posting my favorite – and gorgeous – dishes here – ones that Picasso most definitely would have enjoyed. As for the gold Picasso plate … for now, both you – and I – will have to imagine that the dishes are being served on one.

Here is a little info about Picasso as a ceramist that might interest you!

The extremely versatile and multifaceted artist Pablo Picasso was not only a painter but also a graphic artist, a sculptor, and a potter. In his ceramic works Picasso incorporated both painting and sculpture. He painted unfired pottery pieces, lending them entirely interpretations, turning simple plates into works of art. He also transformed pitchers and vases into new sculptural forms.

In 1946 Picasso visited the annual exhibition of ceramics in Vallauris (South of France). He met Suzanne and Georges Ramié there, who ran a ceramics factory called the Madoura workshop. He visited this workshop and modeled the head of a faun and two small bulls. In 1948 Picasso settled in Vallauris, where he lived until 1955. Within two and a half decades he created a vast array of ceramic works, all of which were fired in the Madoura workshop. The gold Picasso plates and platters, however, are very rare.

Pablo Picasso incorporated many themes and motifs from his paintings in his ceramics oeuvre. There are women and fauns, owls, doves, fish and famous bullfighting scenes on plates, vases, bowls and jugs. Although it might be hard to believe today, he actually envisioned that his ceramics be for everyday use. He once said to André Malraux : “I made plates from which you can eat. ”

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