All year long
The Chateau-Museum of Vallauris Golfe-Juan is home to the National Picasso Museum, the Museum of Ceramics and the Magnelli Museum.
In front of the museum, you can see a statue, Man with Sheep, which Picasso considered to be one of his masterpieces. Picasso's sculpted works include few male characters, and very little symbolism.
The museum also traces the career of the artist in terms of his ceramic production. At first, Picasso merely added decoration to traditional pieces such as jugs and plates, as well as less traditional objects which were not intended to be decorated, but he later went on to create new forms such as his Big Bird Black Face vase (1951) or pitchers in the form of owls.
His decorations mirror recurring themes in his work: animals, bullfighting, still lifes, and he used many diverse techniques: incision, slip, glaze...
Picasso's ceramics are characterized by technical innovations, such as white paste, and a new and bold use of linocut.
The press on which he drew his linocuts are displayed at the museum, alongside the rather traditional tools used by the artist (a winemaker's knife, wire brushes ...).
Admission prices :
- Full price : 3.25 €
- Reduced price : 1.7 €
- Up to 25 years : Free
Closed on 1 January, 1 May and 25 December