What are the special characteristics of Lladro porcelain figurines?
One of the most attractive features of artistic porcelain figurines of Lladro is its variety of motives, which consist of scenes from everyday life. Dancers, men and women, children playing, playing sports, dancing, working … but there are also animals, imaginary figurines of classical myths, angels, different animals, birds, trees and flowers, hats, ballet shoes.
This diversity creates a small universe of beauty. But it is not only this variety of reasons what it is reflected in the art of small and large Lladro porcelain figurines, also they express inner states of mind of the figurines represented.
Among them, feelings, like love, innocence, joy, purity, faith and dreams they are manifested through their expressions and movements.
Another feature of the art of figurines of porcelain Lladro is the delicate design of the figurines, as shown in the series of dancers and other women and men with hats, lovers and hunters.
The colors of the Lladro porcelain figurines, another special features to take in mind, are soft and with pastel shades. It is a creative and unique range of colors, that remind to figurines of Royal Copenhagen porcelain, with shades of blue and gray brown.
The differences with figurines of porcelain Royal Copenhagen are obvious when they are compared closely. Royal copenhagen colors represent the sky and sea in northern Europe, however the warm blue colors and toasted Lladro porcelain figurines are artificially created by an artist.
The company Lladro has more than 5,000 color samples, but almost only neutral pastel shades are used.
The reason of Lladro to use these colors in many shapes in its production is that the tone of the colors favors the emergence of a poetic atmosphere in porcelain figurines.
Another characteristic feature of figurines of porcelain Lladro is the finish of the porcelain. The porcelain figurines are formed by dozens of plaster casts. After binding, and polished and smooth the surface. The final details are recorded with proper utensils. In the end, as I explained in another article of the blog, porcelain figures are glazed and fired.
The firing temperature of the porcelain between 1,350 and 1,400 degrees, making them far tougher than brittle clay figurines with metallic enamel.
Cocowif is a lover of retired figurines of porcelain Lladró. We are fanatic of the way they made shapes and colors at their first years of production, in those difficult years of the XX century.