Corrida sur fond noir, 1953
Dated '25.9.53.' (upper centre)
Stamped and marked 'Madoura Plein Feu / D'Après Picasso / Edition Picasso' (underneath)
Conceived on 25 September 1953 and executed in an edition of 500
Catalogue: Alain Ramié no. 198
Length: 14 7/8 inches (37.7 cm.)
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Picasso enjoyed an exceptionally long and fruitful career and produced an estimated 50,000 artworks throughout his life spanning all media. Experimenting with different styles and techniques, he is regarded as a founding father of Cubism, an art style inspired by the geometric shapes that come together to create larger forms and figures. He employed these techniques in sculptures, paintings, drawings, and ceramics, and many other artists drew inspiration from this movement.
Corrida sur Fond Noir, produced in 1953, is a delicate Madoura rectangular dish of white earthenware clay featuring an energetic fight between a picador and a bull. Picasso was fascinated by the subject of the bull and bullfights, representing its tension, primal instincts, controversy, intrigue and masculinity in a recurring way. The captivating black background together with the dots of color highlight the dynamic relief and depth of the composition. Picasso’s work is among the most expensive in the world, and several of his pieces hold records across several auction houses for fetching the highest sale prices in different categories.