About Pablo Picasso Don Quixote (1955) – Ceramic Plate
This beautiful ceramic plate features the Spanish-born artist Pablo Picasso Don Quixote and Sancho Panza sketch made in 1955 for the August 18-24th issue of the French Weekly Journal Les Lettres Françaises. The sketch was commisioned to Pablo Picasso as a celebration for the 250th Anniversary of the Spanish literary masterwork “El Ingenioso Hidalgo, Don Quijote de la Mancha” written by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra in 1605. Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra’s significance for Spanish literature is often referred to that of William Shakespeare in the English language. Pablo Picasso Don Quixote sketch represents the literary Hero on his horse, Rocinante, and next to his squire Sancho Panza. On the background, Picasso rendered through scribbles and in a child-like manner bold lines representing the sun, and several windmills which relate to one of the most iconic scenes of the timeless Spanish literary work. Different from his widely known blue, rose and cubist periods, Picasso decides to render the figures against a plain white background, through a child-like representation which departs from accurate anatomical correctness. More details on Pablo Picasso Don Quixote (1955) Ceramic Plate:
- Dimensions: ø
- Weight: 2 lbs (est)
- Material: Ceramic.
- Original: Pablo Picasso Don Quixote and Sancho Panza (1955), Ink Sketch, French Weekly Journal Les Lettres Françaises, issue August 28-24, 1955.
- © Sucesión Pablo Picasso
About Pablo Picasso
Born in Spain four years after the Realist french artist Gustav Courbet died, Pablo Picasso mastered all aspects of late-19th-century Realist technique by the time he entered the Barcelona Academy of Fine Art in the late 1980s. His prodigious talent led him to experiment with a wide range of visual expression, first in Spain and then in Paris, where he settled in 1904. An artist whose importance to the history of art is uncontested, Picasso made staggering contributions to new ways of representing the surrounding world. Perhaps the most prolific artist in history, he explored virtually every artistic medium during his lengthy career but remained a traditional artist in making careful preparatory studies for each major work. Nonetheless, Picasso epitomized modernism in his enduring quest for innovation, which resulted in sudden shifts from one style to another.