Pablo Picasso declared, “I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.” This helps explain why the artist, best known for his paintings, began working in ceramics at the age of 65. Picasso’s innovations in clay inspired others to explore the medium, and helped elevate what had long been considered a craft into an art form.
More than 50 of Picasso’s plates, pitchers and other ceramic creations will be on display through Nov. 1 at the NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale. In addition, Pablo Picasso: Painted Ceramics and Works on Paper, features a score of etchings, aquatints and linocuts.
Picasso, among the most famous, prolific and influential artists of the 20th century, also used his talents to create tapestries, rugs, poetry and stage plays, demonstrating that he was a man who refused to put limitations on his genius.
— Kingsley Guy