rectangular ceramic dish titled Brown
Blue Face, 1947 is of
white earthenware clay,
with decoration in engobes, engraved under glaze. The ceramic is
from an edition of 200 and is stamped both Madoura and Edition Picasso
on the bottom.
It is illustrated in the Madoura catalog as item number 2.
On May 15th of this year Françoise gives birth to their first
In August, 1947 he returns to Vallauris, at the Madoura pottery that he
had visited the prior summer. He begins his intensive activity as
a potter, creating some 2,000 ceramics over the next year, embodying
form, technique, and the use of colors.
This activity led to a revitalization of the ceramics industry of the
town which was in a state of decline since World War I.
In the fall of 1947 Picasso is writing a play and creating sets for