Green Valauris plates from the 1950’s. Vallauris is a small village near Nice and Monaco and just a few minutes from Cannes. This village is known since the 19th century for its fine arts and majolica. French Majolica is representative of French Art Nouveau style beginning in the 20th century.
In 1948 Picasso came to live in Vallauris, where he stayed until 1955. During his time in the town, he created a great many sculptures and paintings including War and Peace, one of the major artworks of the period. He also developed a fascination for the two techniques of ceramics and linocuts. A freeman of the town, Picasso greatly contributed to the renaissance of the Vallauris pottery industry in the 1950s
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