Picasso’s ceramics possess a lightness that can seem uncharacteristic of him. His plates, crockery, and vases look as if they were created in high spirits. Perhaps it’s the innate quality of the medium that allowed such playfulness—working with clay is said to have relaxed Picasso. In an exhibition that focuses on this facet of his oeuvre, Picasso’s ceramic work and printmaking is combined with early graphics like the “Saltimbancos Suite.” —E.C.
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