Monthly Archives: November 2013

Outback Art – inner centre of centre.

 

 Art from the Australian centre.

 

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Outback Art – ‘Goanna at Yuramayi’  – 1973

Kaapa Tjampitjinpa

Palka Karrinya-sacred rock Central Australia - outback sacred site

 The Palka Karrinya ( ‘beyond Karrinya’ ) monolith at Central Mount Wedge.

The Palka Karrinya is situated at the entrance to a large gorge which is a sacred site that has been a focal point for ancient Aboriginal ceremony, still practised to this day. Central Mount Wedge is situated in the arid Western Desert of the Northern Territory and is approximately plum centre in the middle of Australia. The white explorer Peter Warburton came here in 1873 and his camels refused to enter the gorge to drink water. The site is only used for female rituals ( ‘womens business’ ) and the woman sing a ‘Bush Plum Dreaming’ song to  invoke sustenance for the country and it is communicative in that work is being performed here to keep the site active with everyday life and time.

 

 

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Circumambulating Palka Karrinya

 

On entering the Palka Karrinya gorge, it is tradition to circumambulate and touch the monolith stone representing the Jungarrayi ancestor, with a branch of eucalyptus –  first timers have to throw a stone in a rock pool nearby. This is why it is worn at the base.

From a Taoist perspective, all the horizontal strata of the rocks in the gorge and the red colour would create a very potent masculine Yang chi. Conversely the sole vertical shard, due to its vertical Yin orientation and the yin water in the rock pool next to it, would concentrate, by virtue of polarity, a powerful Yin feminine force.

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  Ainslie Roberts – ‘Owl Dreaming’ – Palka Karrinya

Ainslie Roberts visited Palka Karrinya in 1956 on a tour of the sacred sites of Central Australia with Charles Mountford, who had an deep interest in Aboriginal art and culture. Charles was recording the rock art while Ainslie wished to retell the Aboriginal myths in painting, drawing and photography. Of all the sacred places that Ainslie Roberts visited in Central Australia, Palka Karrinya had the most profound influence. He believed that Universal archetypes manifested through myths and could be channelled by the artist. Mountford felt the original spirit of the land could be accessed through the ceremonies, art and myths of the Aborigines and glimpses of ancient powers and histories as old as time itself could be experienced. They used the services of an Aboriginal guide called One Pound Jimmy who currently features on the Aussie $2 coin

Ainslie went on to take up full time painting and the first book of his paintings of traditional indigenous beliefs and practises called ‘The Dreaming’ was published in 1965 and it helped to fill the abyss that existed between the general Australian public and the rich and ancient cultural heritage of Australia.

Woman's Story 1973

‘Woman’s Story’ 1973  – Kaapa Tjampitjinpa

Pupunya, NT ( Northern Territory ) – 37.9 km south of Central Mount Wedge

Kaapa is widely credited as a founder, and sometimes the pivotal figure, in the establishment of contemporary Indigenous Australian art.  Geoffrey Bardon came to Papunya in the early 1970s and encouraged the Aboriginal people to put their dreaming stories on canvas, which had mainly been previously drawn on the ground or tree bark. Some natural features at particular sites are said to embody a particular dreaming or ancestral figure. The continued presence and influence of the dreamings is acknowledged and the connection between dreamings, people and country is maintained through ceremony and song.

The artists at Pupunya quickly adapted to the use of acrylic paints and a striking new art style emerged which by the 1980s began to attract national and then international attention as a significant art movement.The artistic movement unleashed at Papunya spread over Central Australia and beyond.

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‘Napperby Lakes Mount Wedge’ – Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri

 

 

 

 

 

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 Old Walter Tjampitjinpa & Squeaky Mick Tjakamarra at Pupunya.

Photo; Geoff Bardon

Budgerigar Dreaming 1972

 ‘Budgerigar Dreaming’ – Aboriginal art – 1972

Kaapa Tjampitjinpa, Pupunya

This painting is composed as a template for ritual, a schematic depiction of the placement of ritual objects and participants in the ceremony.

By painting the designs and stories that represent their particular Dreaming places, Papunya artists assert their rights and obligations as Central and Western Desert landowners, entrusted with the ritual re-enactment of the events that occurred at these sites. The symbols they use are part of a unique visual language which is also used in designs painted on the skin and in elaborate ceremonial ground paintings.

 

 

 

Wild-Potato-(1975)

‘Wild Potato’ – Kaapa Tjampitjinpa

Pupunya – 1975

 

Other images of the land and Aboriginal inspired art.

Mt Borradaile rock art

Mt Borradaile rock art – Arnhem Land

 

 

 

 Kata Tjuta ( The Olgas ) Northern Territory, Australia

 Kata Tjuta ( The Olgas )

 

 

 

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 Glen Helen Gorge

( wildjunket.com )

 

 

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 Decorative vessel with kangaroo motifs.

 

 

 

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‘Woman, Child and Goanna’ by sculptor Mark Egan

Northern Territory, Australia

 

 

 

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‘Woman, Child and Goanna’ by sculptor Mark Egan.

Aileron Roadhouse – Anmatjere Country, NT

 

 

Carl Cooper hand painted plate.

Carl Cooper hand painted plate.

 

 

 

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Garma Festival 2007 –  Arnhemland Australia

© Cameron Herweynen, via Flickr

 

 

 

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‘Love Story’ – Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri

Son of One Pound Jimmy and first cousin of Kaapa Tjampitjinpa. Clifford was one of the founding fathers of the Pupunya art movement.

 

 

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 Charlie Egalie Tjapaltjarri

Pupunya, NT

 

 

 

Epitaph to Fossil Fuels

‘Epitaph to Fossil Fuels’ by Shane Gehlert

Utes in the paddock – Condobolin

 

 

 

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 ‘Storytelling’ – ceramic tiled mural by Thanakupie

 

 

 

John Perceval -goblet

John Perceval -goblet

 

 

 

Karijini National Park Pilbara

Karijini National Park

 

 

 

Guy Boyd - Aboriginal Art Vase

Guy Boyd – Aboriginal Art Vase

 

 

 

Painted Coolamon 1975

Painted Coolamon carved beanwood – Kaapa Tjampitjinpa

1975

 

 

Angela Abbott

Angela Abbott

Wallace Rockhole studio

 

 

 

Pot with koala - Merric Boyd

‘Pot with koala’ – Merric Boyd

 

 

 

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Ben and Rupert – Ernabella Arts , NT

( Tales of a Red Clay Rambler – http://carterpottery.blogspot.com.au )

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Tharnakupi Ceramic Vessel, QLD

 

 

 

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Palka Karrinya sacred monolith

 

 

 

Salt of the Earth - Paul Roget

‘Salt of the Earth’ – Paul Roget

 

 

 

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 Aboriginal dot painting squat waisted vase.

( Flickr Sammik69 )

 

 

The Birthing Paul Roget

‘The Birthing’ –    Paul Roget

 

 

 

 

The Origin of the Platypus

‘The Origin of the Platypus’ – Ainslie Roberts

 

 

 

Col Levy, Bizen style blossom

Col Levy, Bizen style blossom

 

 

 

Tribute Ute

‘Tribute Ute’ by Lewis Burns

‘Utes in the Paddock’ – Condobolin

 

 

 

 

Vase Decoration by Doris Boyd

Vase Decoration by Doris Boyd 1938

 

 

 

Untitled-1972

Kaapa Tjampitjinpa

 

 

 

Carlene Turkey Before Firing

Carlene Turkey Before Firing – Ernabella Arts

( Tales of a Red Clay Rambler – http://carterpottery.blogspot.com.au )

 

 

 

Angela Abbott.

Angela Abbott.

 

 

 

William Ricketts, large ung

William Ricketts – Large Unglazed Earthenware Sculpture, c. 1978

 

 

 

 

Yarrabah Pottery

Yarrabah Pottery

 

 

 

 

Janet De Boos

Janet De Boos

 

 

 

Karijini National Park

Karijini National Park

Photo – Ignacio Palacios

 

 

 

 

Keringke Aboriginal Art

Keringke Aboriginal Art Centre, Santa Teresa, NT

 

 

 

 

 

Carl Cooper. Beaker

Carl Cooper. Beaker

 

 

 

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 Matt Johnson sculpture in the Flinders Ranges.

 

 

 

 

Vande large ceramic charger

 Large ceramic charger – Vande

 

 

 

 

Womans Sgrafitto Pottery

Womans Sgrafitto Anangu Pottery -Ernabella Arts , NT

( Tales of a Red Clay Rambler – http://carterpottery.blogspot.com.au )

 

 

Croker Big Albert, Pig Totem

 Big Albert Croker – ‘Pig Totem’

 

 

 

Paul Roget

Salt Of The Earth – Paul Roget

Kaapa Tjampitjinpa-c.-1975

Kaapa Tjampitjinpa-c.-1975

I was intrigued to notice that quite a few of the Pupunya artworks including the painting above, when viewed in Photoshop, had levels ( balance of light and dark in an image ) that were similar to the appearance of Central Mount Wedge.

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Central Mount Wedge, Northern Territory

Australia

Update – 15/11/2014

Desert- Australian Art‘Desert’ – 1988

Archetypal Journey – Karrinyarra Artists

 At Mt Wedge, Ada Andy Napaltjarri, hosted us to visit one of her family’s most sacred sites. Pulka Karrinya is a permanent water hole of unusual size tucked in a hidden ravine amongst this range. This group of three mountains are dramatically visible from over 40 miles away, profiled off the endless flat red desert into the wheeling bright blue sky. On entering the numinous sanctuary, Ada was to call out to the ancestors spirits dwelling there, and after guiding us to each break off a branch of gum leaves, she instructed us to approach a tall vertical rock whom she addressed as grandfather, and each in turn walked around this monolith brushing it with our branches. This, we were told, let the grandfather spirit know who was visiting and thus not disturb the sacredness that such a rare resource represented in one of our planets greatest desert wildernesses. Throughout the distant past, when most other water holes dried up over long dry seasons, Ada’s ancestors would have repeatedly retreated to this place, thankful for the life the water represented. Here we heard her songs sung with extraordinary empathy to this land. Often she was to paint this site on her canvases, and speak of the honey ant dreaming associated with this site, and Warumpi, 30 miles south, just outside Papunya; another water hole amongst a flat rocky outcrop. This was her families land, and her father Old Andy Tjungurrayi and her uncle Squeaky Mick Tjakamarra were the ceremonial custodians of these sacred places. We were privileged to witness women’s ceremonies with dance and song for this honey ant dream and were carried out of our encultured perceptions into a memory tone of extraordinary antiquity and identification with the recognition that this outer landscape was also the inner landscape. – from Archetypal Journey – Karrinyarra Artists

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‘Honey Ant Dreaming’ – Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarr

1994

CONTEMPORARY MAN AND THE RAINBOW SPIRIT

‘Contemporary Man and the Rainbow Serpent’ – 1988

Archetypal Journey – Karrinyarra Artists

Goanna Dreaming-1973

‘Goanna Dreaming’

Tjampitjinpa, Kaapa Mbitjana Tjampitjinpa,

1973

Derrick WanapiJar incised vase

Aboriginal artist – Derrick WanapiJar incised vase

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‘Red Lotus Teapot’ – Janet De Boos

Bowl-with-handles,-Merric-Boyd-1938Gum Tree bowl – Merrick Boyd

Lidded Jar - Janet De Boos

Janet De Boos

Sgrafitto-vase Ernabella Ceramics Derek Thompson

Ernabella Ceramics – Derek Thompson

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One Pound Jimmy

 
 
 
 
 

 

Daily Pottery Art Feed

 

 

 

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Continuation of Pottery Art Of The Day displaying sublime works in clay everyday or thereabouts.

 

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John Pollex

Tea Bowl –  John Pollex – Plymouth, UK

 John uses his functional forms as a canvas for his explanation of strong new vibrant slips, an art clearly influenced by his love of painters like Howard Hodgkin, Robert Natkin and Patrick Heron, as well as his appreciation of Aboriginal, Tibetan, Buddhist and Zen art.

( onlineceramics.com )

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Nick Howson Mudka vessel

Pan Gallery

 

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Dutch Vase, 1888, Rozenburg Plateelfabriek – The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Baldwin plate

  Partially glazed earthenware plate, with incisions and embossed.

Signed Baldwin 1986

( orangeceramique.com )

Jean Derval,-jug

Jean Derval – jug

Macha Tea Bowl

‘Heavy Snow’  Sake cup – Nakagawa Tomoharu, Japan

( saideigama.com )

Ralph Bacerra

Cubist earthenware teapot by Ralph Bacerra with  geometric lines and abstract textures in inlaid clays and colours, predominantly yellows and browns.

( V & A )

Hein Severijns large vase

Hein Severijns large vase

Shigeo Shiga bottle

Shigeo Shiga bottle

Large Conical Bowl Rachel Wood

Large Conical Bowl :  Rachel Wood

 Leonardo Da Vinci finally gets his Viola Organista built after 500 years !

I always thought the harpsicord sounded a bit thin…not anymore. I think Leonardo would be pleased.

The viola organista has finally been created, thanks to a Polish concert pianist with a flair for instrument-making and the patience and passion to interpret Leonardo’s plans. The effect is a sound that da Vinci dreamt of, but never heard; there are no historical records suggesting he or anyone else of his time built the instrument he designed. A sketch and notes is found in da Vinci’s  Codex Atlanticus, a 12-volume collection of his manuscripts and designs for everything from weaponry to flight. ‘‘I have no idea what Leonardo da Vinci might think of the instrument I’ve made, but I’d hope he’d be pleased,’’ said Zubrzycki, who spend three years and 5000 hours bringing da Vinci’s creation to life.  It combines the harpsichord, the organ and the viola da gamba and is full of strings and spinning wheels.

 

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Ray Taylor large ceramic pot.

Ray Taylor large ceramic pot.

Robert Fornell, Tengu Sake Cup

Robert Fornell, Tengu Sake Cup

( Teabowls and Sake Cups: A kindred spirit 2012 )

Lactose Gallery

Peter Saenger

Peter Saenger

‘I am a puzzler; puzzles have a power over me. I am intrigued to discover the solutions. It is like meeting someone new and getting to know them piece by piece. Designing objects and creating innovative processes is solving intricate puzzles.’- Peter Saenger

70's Scheurich Sculpture

70’s Scheurich sculpture, Germany

Ceramics,-Ching ting Hsu

Ceramics,- Ching ting Hsu

Maison + Objet trade fair – 2010

Joëlle Bellenot

Joëlle Bellenot

Eileen Braun Vase

Eileen Braun Vase

( Mudfire Gallery )

Jais Nielsen lidded vessel Denmark

Jais Nielsen  – Lidded stoneware jar with figures in relief, Sung glaze for Royal Copenhagen, Denmark

1920s Chinese Dragon vase

 Chinese Monochrome Glaze Dragon Jar – 1920’s

Sandra Davolio

Sandra Davolio

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“Large Yellow Urchin Vessel” – Porcelain vessel with lid. Thrown, carved and glazed by hand.

Natalie Blake

Tim-Rowan,-Tall Oval Vessel organicTim Rowan – organic vase form

Chawan Yuichi Ikai Japan

Chawan – Yuichi Ikai

Peruvian Figural Vase

Peruvian Figural Vase

 ( liveauctioneers.com )

Peter Beard

Peter Beard

( westdean.org.uk )

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Stammbaum der Stadt Cochem This ceramic wall art mural by artist Carlfritz Nicolay portrays the history of the city of Cochem, Germany.

George Roby Stoneware Sculpture

George Roby Stoneware Sculpture

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Rugpjutis – LinaL Flickr

Yasuhisa Kohyama

Yasuhisa Kohyama

Pippin Drysdale

Pippin Drysdale

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 1930 Vase – – Madelaine Hallade

( Zezschwitz  Art and Design Auctions )

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Elizabeth Fritsch – stoneware vase with matte glaze in brown and cream.

c.1980

( freeformsusa.com )

Archaic White Ground Alabaston

 White Ground Alabastron. 6th- 5th C. BCE. Archaic Greek,

David Brown,-Great Britain

David Brown

Don Bradman - Toby jug

Don Bradman – Toby jug – Bendigo Pottery

Melanie Ferguson vase

Melanie Ferguson –  hand built, low fire underglaze and beeswax. Height 18 inch

 

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Cubism – ceramic and sculpture

The conception of Cubism

 

A convergence of influences – from Paul Cézanne and Henri Rousseau, to archaic and tribal art encouraged Picasso around 1906 to pursue the Cubist style in which he deconstructed the conventions of perspectival space that had dominated painting since the Renaissance. A defining separation from the restraints of the classical arts with a  non imitative method of depicting the visual world was embraced by several artists in Paris. From 1907  to 1914,  interaction and collaboration occurred between Picasso and Georges Braque where they explored and developed cubist concepts. They presented a new reality in paintings that depicted radically fragmented objects, whose several sides were seen simultaneously. Multi perspectives from a singular sight point were demonstrated in their art, creating a visual warping that sometimes challenged the viewer to decipher what  form was being represented.

Cubism derived its name from remarks that were made by the painter Henri Matisse and the critic Louis Vauxcelles, who derisively described Braque’s 1908 work “Houses at L’Estaque” as composed of cubes.

These innovations would have far-reaching consequences for practically all of modern art, revolutionizing attitudes to the depiction of form in space. Picasso and Brancusi also adapted primitive art styles where the simple characteristics of an object were only depicted, leaving the viewer to fill in the gaps. The subconscious powers of intuitive perception were stimulated and encouraged.

 

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Walrobinson – Pablo Picasso

Georges-Braque cubist painting

Georges Braque ,”Trees at L’Estaque”, 1908

Head Of A Woman bust -1909 - Pablo Picasso

‘Head Of A Woman’– Pablo Picasso

1909

‘My greatest artistic emotions were aroused when the sublime beauty of the sculptures created by anonymous artists in Africa was suddenly revealed to me’ Picasso told the poet Apollinaire. This sculpture is of his companion Fernande Olivier. Its flat, planed surface relates the work to his cubist paintings of the same period. Picasso made two plaster casts of the head, from which at least sixteen bronze examples were cast.

 ” You can never exhaust the richness of this head. It is like a mountain range, a landscape. It is transformed every time you move your own head, walk around it. — This is one of the seminal works of cubism, and in the state that Picasso liked it best. He moulded Fernande’s head in clay, then made two plaster casts from which he authorised a series of bronzes. He never liked the bronzes as much as this raw plaster version. It is a key work in the development of cubism because it was the first time Picasso realised he could translate his new kind of painting into three dimensions. This is one of his paintings from that time given solid form.” -(Jonathan Jones, Head of a woman, The Guardian)

 

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The 50ft cubist sculpture in Chicago’s Daley Plaza by Picasso.

 

 

Picasso’s monumental cubist sculpture was regarded as radical in its early years as most public art in large cities were calm and stoic and mainly depicted historical figures. They also weren’t constructed entirely of steel. At the unveiling in 1967, Mayor Daley proclaimed “We dedicate this celebrated work this morning with the belief that what is strange to us today will be familiar tomorrow.”  Picasso didn’t offer a name or meaning for his sculptural gift to Chicago, which probably added to the bewilderment. There was no rapturous applause at the unveiling but it went on to be a much loved icon in Chicago.

The quality of  Picasso’s sculpture inspired other artists such as Alexander Calder, Marc Chagall, Joan Miró, Claes Oldenburg and Henry Moore. And expanded  the acceptance of modern abstract art in public places.

 

 

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Unveiling of the “Picasso” in Daley Plaza, Chicago

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 ‘Mademoiselle Pogany I’ by Constantin Brancusi at the JB Speed Art Museum Louisville, KY

A Brancusi aphorism – Simplicity is not an object of art, but one achieves simplicity despite one’s self, by entering into the real sense of things.

Romanian Brancusi arrived in Paris in 1904 and became an influence in contemporary sculpture. Brancusi used extremely simple shapes and forms to express the essence of a form, similar to primitive art.

 ” When you see a fish you don’t think of its scales, do you? You think of its speed, its floating, flashing body seen through the water… If I made fins and eyes and scales, I would arrest its movement.  I want just the flash of its spirit. “

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‘Bottle and Glass on a Table’  – Juan Gris

1914

More representations of cubism in ceramics and sculpture :

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“Hopscotch Woman” cubist female sculpture, bronze – Jim Bass – American, 20th Century

 

 

 

 

Hopi-Tewa bowl with abstract geometric design

 A  Hopi-Tewa bowl with abstract geometric design,  adapted from the ancient Sikyatki wares. 

 

 

 

 

 Pablo Picasso's Head of a Woman outdoor sculpture in Sweden

 Pablo Picasso’s ‘Head of a Woman’

Halmstad, Sweden

 

 

Abstract-water-carrier-brass sculpture - Aquarius

 Abstract water carrier brass sculpture by Frederick Weinberg from his Zodiac Series.

 

 

 

 

Andile Dyalvane One Off Pieces cubist pottery

Andile Dyalvane – One Off  Pieces 2 from his Africasso series.

ZA

 

 

 

 

Henry Moore's Reclining Woman installation

 Henry Moore’s Reclining Woman: Elbow sculpture

The  7ft 3in long iconic bronze figure – completed in 1981 -being taken off its plinth to be loaned to the Rijksmuseum gallery in Amsterdam for a major exhibition of the artist’s work.

 

 

 

 

Barbara Hepworth sculpture

Barbara Hepworth

Charles Cotteau cubist goemetric vase.

Charles Cotteau cubist vase.

 

 

 

 

Figural Abstract Studio Charger Attributed to Polia Pillin

Figural Cubist Studio Charger

Attributed to Polia Pillin

Vase painted by Chantal Roman Vals

Vase painted by Chantal Roman Vals

 

 

 

 

Gary Schmidt abstract vessel

Gary Schmidt

Michael Wein - twin handles stoneware vessel with abstract motif

Michael Wein

 

Marcello Fantoni vase

Marcello Fantoni vase

 

 

 

 

 

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 Jacques Lipchitz “Song of the Vowels”

(1931-32)

Andrea Gill earthenware vase female head at the base

Andrea Gill earthenware vase

 

 

 

 

Joan Miro's black Moonbird sculpture

Joan Miro’s Moonbird sculpture

 

 

 

 

Kurt Weiser abstract cubist vase n blue and whiye

Kurt Weiser

 

 

 

 

Lipchitz cubist sculpture

Jacques Lipchitz

 

 

 

 

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark Henry Moore outdoor sculpture

Henry Moore sculpture – Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark

 

 

 

 

Mid-century Modern Abstract

Mid-century Cubist Abstract Wall Sculpture  – c1960-1970 – Unsigned

( Ruby Lane )

Wedgwood Clarice Cliff cubist vase

Wedgwood / Clarice Cliff cubist yo-yo Mondrian vase

Tony Laverick bowl

Tony Laverick bowl

 

 

 

 

Modernistic Cubist Longwy charger

Modernistic Cubist Longwy charger

 

 

 

 

Henry Moore - King and Queen

 ‘King and Queen’  outdoor sculpture – Henry Moore

 

 

 

 

Papuan Gulf skull rack

Papuan Gulf Agiba

Ceramic sculpture Roger Capron

Ceramic cubist sculpture – Roger Capron, Vallauris

 

 

 

 

 

Joan Miro charger

Joan Miro charger

 

 

 

 

Picasso esque ceramic wall panel

Picasso esque ceramic wall panel

Deux-te^tes-a`-la-main - Mark Chagall

Two Heads One Hand, 1964,  – Mark Chagall

 

Joseph CSAKY - Testa - 1914

Joseph CSAKY – Testa

1914

 

 

 

Picasso Womans Face vase

 Womans Face vase – Sweden

 

 

 

 

Pulley -Classic-Venus,-2011

Pulley – Classic Venus – 2011

 

 

 

 

Roger Capron demoiselle

Roger Capron demoiselle

 

 

 

 

Sculpture Bernhard Heiliger

Sculpture Bernhard Heiliger

 

 

 

The-Head -Port Veil Barcelona

The Head – Port Veil, Barcelona

A large sculpture by American artist Roy Lichtenstein created in collaboration with sculptor Extremadura Rajado Diego Delgado.

It was completed in 1992 for the Olympic Games held in the same year in Barcelona . The statue is located on the waterfront at Maremagnumu.

 

 

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Tolla- Another Existential Question

 

 

 

 

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“Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.” – Pablo Picasso

 

 

 

 

Peter Hayes Sculpt Gallery

Square Head –  Peter Hayes – Sculpt Gallery

 

 

 

 

Picasso Sculpture, Federal Building Chicago

“Flamingo,” a 54-foot tall red steel sculpture by Alexander Calder

Federal Building, Chicago, Illinois. USA

 

 

Afrian-mask

 Large Songye, kifwebe mask

 

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18 inch tall Vintage Cubist Art Pottery – unsigned

( ebay )

Henry Moore sculpture UK

A sculpture by Henry Moore in the gardens of Dartington Hall in Devon, England

 

 

 

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‘Woman Playing Mandolin’  – Picasso

 

 

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‘Cubist Angel’ – Salvadore Dali

 

 

 

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Copy of a head of a young girl by Henri Laurens, French sculptor.

 

 

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Cubist Torso – Jim Ritchie

 

 

 

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Art Deco cubist vase – Louis Dage

 

 

 

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Giovanni Schoeman

 

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‘Flossie’  Camille Faure

 

 

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 Cubist garden sculpture by Romanian Christian Breazu

 Priory Orchaise

 

 

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Pottery Whimsical – crushing it !

 Pottery Whimsical

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This is how the statue at the top looked before it met its fate with a mallet. Marlene Dietrich, from the Hollywood film “The Song of Songs” 1933. The Art Deco polished clay statue was made by  Salvatore Cartaino Scarpitta , as a lifelike image of Marlene Dietrich. She modelled for the statue.

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Sky High - Tolla sculpture

Sky High – Tolla sculpture , Israel

( Cafmeyer Gallery )

Orange Crush ceramic juice dispenser

Vintage Orange Crush ceramic juice dispenser

Alberto Gonzalez - Khamsim Fire sculpture

Alberto Gonzalez – ‘Khamsim Fire’

Architecture Modern Paul Roget

Conceptual modern architecture  – Paul Roget

Bothy Vineyard - Cevre Mehmut

Bothy Vineyard – Cevre Mehmut

Wait For It figurines - Fred Yokel

Fred Yokel – Wait For It 

terracotta-cups-India

Mutka and chai cup making – fired with the original kiln – cowpats.

( adrianachristianson.blogspot )

Adolfo Cipriani sculptor working in his studio

Adolfo Cipriani sculptor

Michael Leunig cartoons

Michael Leunig cartoon

Shogo-Ikeda

Shogo Ikeda – picture in a cup.

Swineside Ceramics Teapotte

Swineside Ceramics Teapot

Gordon Baldwin contemporary sculpture, Britain

Gordon Baldwin, Britain

Kim Murton by Oregon Potters

Kim Murton in studio

( Oregon Potters flickr )

Art Nouveau lady clock

Art Nouveau lady clock

Morrocco Plate Bazza

 Marrakech pottery wall, Morocco

        Not Vital - Hanging-and Waiting

Hanging and Waiting by Not Vital

Almine Rech Gallery

Anya StassenkoGlory Leontiev

Leaf Cup and Saucer – Anya Stassenko and Glory Leontiev.

Sandy pitcher giraffe Anne's Pottery

Sandy Pitcher Giraffe – Anne’s Pottery

Scot Cameron Bell,-Ceramic Artist

Scot Cameron Bell,-Ceramic Artist

Sculptor.Org---Donald De Lu

Donald De Lu

El Puratal, Colombia

El Puratal –  San Agustín Archaeological Park, Colombia

Sue Crossfield Arbella

Sue Crossfield – Arbella

Jenni Ward Ceramics

Jenni Ward contemporary ceramics

TV lamp pink lady

Mid Century USA TV lamp pink lady

Unsigned

( TVlamp.net )

Art Deco German Flapper Lady

Art Deco German Flapper Lady Bookends

Silver Kiln

Silver Kiln – tree forest lamp base

Fantoni Lion Figural Ceramic

Fantoni Lion Figural Ceramic, Italy

Nada Vrbanic raku yatch

Nada Vrbanic raku boat

Karen Ross clock

Karen Ross clock – Scotland

Jan Jacque - sculptural ceramic lamp

Jan Jacque – sculptural ceramic lamp

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‘Iguana on Face Jug’ – Mitchel Grafton

 

 

Buddhist Monastery---Sagaing-Hill

Buddhist Monastery—Sagaing Hill

Sewell_Julie ceramic sculpture

” I am inspired by the use of texture in pottery, in textiles, and in the other arts. I have always found myself drawn to primitive cultures and arts, and much of that feeling is reflected in my pottery. I like to use found objects or everyday tools to create the texture—just as the ancient artists did. ” – Julie Sewell

Sue Crossfield Sea Serpent

Sue Crossfield    Sea Serpent

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Tea Party 3′ (2010) by porcelain sculptor Chris Antemann

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