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Pablo Picasso


Picasso Ceramics

Master of Clay Part II


The whimsical ceramic works of Pablo Picasso returned to the MACC for the exhibit “Picasso Ceramics: Master in Clay Part II.” On loan from the Park West Museum in Southfield, Mich., the exhibit featured more than 60 of the master’s highly stylized ceramics.

Picasso was already 64-years-old and an internationally known master painter when he decided to make a serious study of ceramics. In designing his elaborate plates, bowls, pitchers, vases and other functional clay objects, the legendary artist allowed his imagination free rein.

His embellishments were often playful, depicting Greek mythological figures and bullfighting scenes, along with the faces of some of his friends and acquaintances. These works delighted visitors at the MACC in 2019 and again in 2023.

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