Picasso's Muse

Ann Verdcourt, Artist

This is one of the ceramic artworks in our collection. It was made in Dannevirke in 2008.
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About the Work
“Over eleven years Marie-Thérèse Walter was Picasso’s inspiration for hundreds of paintings, drawings, etchings, collages and sculptures. My favourite works are those paintings that show Marie-Thérèse wearing a hat or a garland of flowers around her head. One painting in particular shows her wearing a beret and a coat with a large collar. The wonderful profile combined with the sculptural aspects of the beret and collar made me reach for the clay bags.” Ann Verdcourt. Quoted in the exhibition "Ceramics: Ann Verdcourt, A Survey" Sep - Dec 2010
500 x 450 x 350 mm
grogged paper clay, slip and stains
Head and shoulders of an elegant woman wearing a beret and a stole, surface is a monochrome grey with black painted eyes. The subject is Marie-Thérèse Walter, Picasso's muse.
Credit Line
Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. Gift of the artist, 2010
Collection Type
Permanent collection
Acquisition Date
27 Aug 2010



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