1 Dec 2009-31 Jan 2010. This exhibition brings together a selection of ceramics created by Pablo Picasso in the 1950s.
In 1946 Picasso discovered the many possibilities offered by a ductile material such as ceramic and went on to produce about 2,000 works in the first year of his stay in Vallauris, a small town near Cannes linked to ceramic production since ancient times. Initially the artist only painted plates, slabs of clay, vases and bowls, but later he began to shape objects, experimenting with new techniques and renewing old ones. In Villauris Picasso met the potters who owned the laboratory Madouri, who allowed him to produce this original series.