I have this picture of a painted plate in my studio on my inspiration board - it was painted by Picasso in 1957. I knew Picasso had produced ceramic pieces and I thought this was one of those - but just recently I found out that this is actually an upcycled plate - I knew there was a reason I was drawn to it! Ok so maybe it was a bit about the dog too - and possibly more about the fact his name is Lump! too cute ;)
Anyway - it's kind of nice to know that (in a somewhat removed way!) I am following in the footsteps of an artist I admire so much. A link to the cute story behind that plate here.
All inspired to do a bit of research now - I've been checking out his other pieces. It seems we both share a love of painting animals and silhouettes on to plates, loving the matador and bull silhouettes.... maybe I might be lucky enough to add one to my collection - a girl can dream!
(other pics from Ro Gallery, Taglialatalla Galleries & Christies)