Monthly Archives: November 2016

Diversity of clay designs – South Africa

 

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Yellow ceramic vase – Xhosa artists project

 

Traditional craft arts continues to thrive in South Africa in the fields of beadwork, pottery, basketry, jewelry and wood carving. There has been a gradual shift in the ‘folk arts’ for several decades where the status of the artists no longer remain anonymous and many have established a name for themselves through gallery promotions and the internet. However there are still a lot of unsigned products turning up in the market place with the importance of building a name going unappreciated.
Black and white artists in South Africa alike have always interacted with the rich visual stimuli of their environment, resulting in a plethora of different interpretations combining traditional patterns and geometries with expressionist, abstract, surreal and conceptual arts into a unique tapestry of styles. Apartheid provoked artistic movements such as “resistance” art and other protest statements that filtered through to the street and poster arts and paintings. The influence of their religious and spiritual worlds also maintained a presence in ceramics, sculpture and paintings and other folk arts. Increasingly, and inevitably, black artists began to give voice to a political sensibility that led to realist depictions of township life and their struggle along with the exploration of other issues like identity and marginality. Artists like Gerard Sekoto reacted to the harsh surroundings with forceful expressionist paintings. Other arts like video, music, performance and installations also became an important means of expression that were used effectively to spread their message globally.

 

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‘Bride’ – Cecil Skotnes

The Drakensberg range of mountains, being home to a large collection of ancient cave art, has also has been a source of influence with the local artists, appearing in ceramics, sculpture, painting and textile designs. The channeling of African art by Picasso, Karl Hagenauer and other European artists along with the Africanism movement raised awareness of the African arts and has stimulated demand and activity to this day. South African artists like Cecil Skotnes delivered a cubist influence in his woodcut and panel art and other contemporary artists like Charmaine Haines and Andile Dyalvane also created Picasso inspired ceramics.

Traditional non glazed pottery, with a highly burnished finish is still popular with the ceramic artists in South Africa and exquisite shape and rhythm is a striking feature in the forms of their work. Amazing contemporary designs have also been added to the already rich heritage of art expression in South Africa, to further expand its evolution and reputation of diversity.

 

 

Christine Gittins, ZA, Wales

 

 

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Narrow neck pot –  Christine Gittins, Wales

Saggar fired in a kiln using a combination of smoke, salt, copper and sawdust to achieve a contemporary looking finish. After the firing she also uses a layer of wax which is burnished to achieve a soft shine finish. In an interview with Cymru Culture she states that the rock art of the San people in Sth Africa, where she was born and raised had an influence on her pottery.

 

 

 

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Tall saggar fired vessels by Christine Gittins

 

Catherine Brennon

 

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Dream Box ‘spring celebration’ by Catherine Brennon

Permanent collection at the Pretoria Art Museum.

 

 

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‘Dream Box for Serahani’ by Catherine Brennon

 

 

 

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‘Heaven & Earth’ Dream Box by Catherine Brennon

 

 

 

Ardmore

 

 

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Zebra handled coffee cup – Ardmore

 

 

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 Ardmore Ceramic Art – Feathered Armour SOLD  – Sculptor  Somandla Aaron Ntshalintshali and painter Jabu Nene

Great Zambezi Masterpieces series

 

 

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 Ceramic leopard tureen – Ardmore

 

 

 

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Carmine Bee-Eater Teapot made by Ardmore bird-lady, Betty Ntshingila, and painted by Wiseman Ndlovu

 

 

 

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   Ardmore Ceramic Art  Zambezi Crocodile Queen Vessel – Sculptor Sondelani Ntshalintshali & Painter Zinhle Nene

Great Zambezi Masterpieces series

 

 

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Ardmore ceramic dish with pink flower motifs and winged zebra, tiger and leopard relief figures

 

 

 

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Ceramic box with zebra lid – Ardmore

 

 

 Catherina Pagani

 

Resident in Cape Town since 1981, Catherina Pagani is a practicing ceramist and sculptor who creates stoneware works of a distinct nature.

 

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South African contemporary sculpture – Catherina Pagani

 

 

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Three piece sculpture set – Catherina Pagani

 

 

 

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Wood fired stoneware sculpture – Catherina Pagani, Cape Town

 

 

 

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Ceramic sculpture – Catherina Pagani

 

 

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Three piece stoneware sculpture – Catherina Pagani

 

 

Cecilia Robinson

 

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Black ceramic vase – Cecilia Robinson

 

 

 

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Two porcelain vessels – Cecelia Robinson

 

 

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Black ceramic vase – Cecilia Robinson

 

 

 

Cecil Skotnes

 

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 ‘Puppeteer’ panel – Cecil Skotnes, ZA

Cecil’s early use of the medium of woodcutting soon translated into a focus on the block itself. Instead of cutting the block and then using it as a means to an end – the print – he began to colour and shape the blocks, using them as a surface for paint and dry pigment. He also began to work in mural, using a technique of coloured cement laid into lime plaster which he would then engrave away exposing layers of colour and incised lines.

For Cecil, his lifelong mission has been to nurture talent and encourage creativity, particularly in places where the apartheid government had deliberately excluded this possibility. The effect of this has been a major contribution to the diversity of South African art. He set up the first art school for black African artists in South Africa.

On travelling to Europe, Skotnes was inspired by the rich heritage of the Renaissance, Greek mythology and Greek and Roman architecture and art. Later in Africa he would be nourished by the space, its harshness and its sense of wild mystery.

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“Whatever achievements have been registered by black artists are monuments to their natural ability and their desire to create in the face of the most astonishing difficulties.” – Cecil Skotnes

Cecil Skotnes

Cecil Skotnes: Life and Work Cecil Skotnes was born in 1926, the son of missionaries. Edwin Eilertson and Florence Kendall had married and taken the name the name Skotnes from Edwin’s home farm in Norway. As officers in the Salvation Army they travelled to Canada and then to Africa where they worked in Mozambique, eventually finding their way to East London where Cecil was born.

Charmaine Haines

 

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Charmaine Haines Cubist vase

photo  Marie-claire Dubourg

 

 

 

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Ceramic wall plaque – Charmaine Haines

 

 

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Charmaine Haines

 

See another Veniceclayartists article on  Charmaine Haines here

 

 

Potterseed, Capetown

 

 

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Native ZA flora bowls – Potterseed

 

 

 

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Leaf design cups & saucers – Potterseed

 

 

 

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Curvy bowl – Pottersee

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Christine Williams

 

 

 

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‘Blue Head’ – Gerard Sekoto

1961

 

 

 

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Three vases – Clementina van der Walt, Cape Town

 

 

 

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 South African ceramist Gerhard van den Heever

 

 

 

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Ceramic guinea fowl tea coffee set

Cultures International African Marketplace

 

 

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South African ceramicist Helen Vaughan

 

 

 

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Embroidered ceramic wall art – Hendrik Stroebel

 

 

 

Andile Dyalvane

 

As a well traveled designer, Andile prides himself as being South African and presents it through his work at every opportunity. Clay gives him the ability to create something beautiful, valuable, and usable with four elements of life: Earth, Water, Air and Fire. 

 

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Large floor vase – Andile Dyalvane, Imiso Ceramics

 

 

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Ceramic cup and plates – Andile Dyalvane, Imiso

 

 

 

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Imiso ceramics ‘Africasso’  coiled vase –  ‘Self Portrait’ by Andile Dyalvane

 

 

 

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   ‘Nkwakhwa I’  –Small (Clan Totem Animal), 2016 –  Andile Dyalvane

 

 

 

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 Imiso stoneware press moulded ‘Africasso ‘vase ‘Ubuhle bentombi’ ( beauty of a virgin)

 

 

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Andile Dyalvane in Cape Town studio

 

 

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Geometric and free form sculpture – Andile Dyalvane

 

 

 

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Slimline Soma planters from Indigenus, ZA

 

 

 

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Lady Godiva – Tania Babb

 

 

Louise Gelderblom

 

“I make large-scale one-off original sculptural vessels, which retain a strong element of traditional African craft production methods while embracing a modern global urban aesthetic. My working methods are firmly rooted in the vibrant African clay tradition.”

 

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Louise Gelderblom contemporary pot with classical from

 

 

 

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Black and white striped jug – Louise Gelderblom

 

 

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Abstract motif vase in black and white – Louise Gelderblom

 

 

Michelle Legg

 

I make one off pieces inspired by the strong forms of South African Traditional Ceramics. I am passionate about age old coiling techniques using terracotta clay. I don’t let the technique of production dictate the end result and sometimes use alternative methods of production such as throwing and casting based on the African forms.

 

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Michelle Legg, Sth. Africa

 

 

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Michelle Legg, Sth. Africa – long neck globular base sgraffito vase

 

 

 

Monica van den Berg

 

“Central to my work is humanity, and most notably, the human head, the center of thought, reason, and creativity. My sculptures reflect an intense relationship between myself and the clay with which I am working.”

 

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Monica van den Berg ceramic head sculptures

 

 

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Monica van den Berg ceramic sculpture

 

 

South African Zulu artists:

 

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Nic Sithole

 

 

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Jabu Nala uphiso

 

 

 

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Jabu Nala burnished pot

 

 

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Jabu Nala

 

 

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Zanele Nala

 

 

 

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Clive Sithole

 

 

Cheryl Malone

 

“The analogies found between the coil-forming process and growth patterns of plants continue to be the most important source of inspiration, with Fibonacci rhythms, phyllotaxis and logarithmic spirals all informing the work.”

 

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South African ceramist Cheryl Malone, Porcelain vessel

 

 

 

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South African ceramist Cheryl Malone, Porcelain vessel

 

 

 

Ruan Hoffman

 

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Ruan Hoffman – ceramic baluster vase with gold foil

 

 

 

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Ruan Hoffman asymmetrical vase

 

 

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Ruan Hoffman blue baluster vase

 

 

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Shelley Maisel

 

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South African clay pot –  Tsonga and Pedi people

height 15 inches

 

 

 

Magdalene Odundo, Kenya

 

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Magdalene Odundo black asymmetrical pot

 

 

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Magdalene Odundo black and tan burnished pot

 

 

 

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Magdalene Odundo orange pot with flared rim

 

 

 

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Magdalene Odundo

 

 

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Lidded ceramic vessel –  Muya, Ethiopia

 

 

African Allure

 

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Ukhamba African basket Zulu ilala palm

African Allure

 

 

 

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Shona carved stone sculpture hippo

 

 

 

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African mask Ashanti

21 inches tall

 

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Large Tikar coin mask

Height – 11 inches

 

 

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Large Zulu uphiso pot

African Allure

 

 

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Carved stone Shona sculpture, Zimbabwe

 

 

 

Fashion and Clay – Belgium, USA

 

 

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Ceramic sculpture – Harvey Bouterse

 

 

 

Multi genre ceramicists

 

Numerous artists have applied themselves to multi artistic genres, and most have done it successfully. Some ceramicists that pursued several creative mediums include: Gio Ponti, who also made modernist furniture and did architecture and interior design and Christopher Dresser & Russell Wright, who were both innovators in ceramics and homeware designs. Edmond Lachanel made a radical shift from ceramics to stage acting, lacquer Jean Dunand created Art Deco furniture while the painters Picasso and Paul Gauguin also created ceramic art. Isamu Nnoguchi was also a sculptor that was influential in home design and even Constantin Brancusi dabbled in fashion.
Countless fashion designers have drawn inspiration from art and this article focuses on three artists that combine the ceramic arts and fashion – Belgians Wouter Hoste and Harvey Bouterse and Native American, Virgil Ortiz.

 

Harvey Bouterse and Wouter Hoste

 

The 23 yo Harvey Bouterse was born in Rotterdam and has South American roots and a partly German mother. He began working as a cutter with the pattern-company Troi Quarts and then branched out to working with fashion designers such as Wim Neels and Veronique Branquinho. He established his first womens collection HrVi in 2005 then added a menswear collection. His background as a dancer and his keen interest in Flemish Mid century ceramics, sculpture and interior design acted as a source of inspiration with his fashion designs. He has also done seasonal collections for Vlisco and womens wear pre-collections for Jean Paul Gaultier in Paris. Bouterse now creates his own ceramic sculptures and jewellry to compliment his fashion collections and also collaborates with Wouter Hoste, who is also an avid collecter of Flemsih potteries and a designer for menswear, along with being an innovative ceramicist and graphic print designer.

 

 

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Vlisco Hero – designed by Harvey Bouterse

 

 

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Jade glaze footed bowl – Harvey Bouterse

 

 

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Achiel Pauwels, Belgium, 50’s

Wouter Harvey

 

 

 

 

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Harvey Bouterse for Vlisco men

 

 

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Harvey Bouterse – Vlisco, HrVi

Belgium

 

 

 

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HrVi Ceramic pendant ‘ Venus ‘ With Silk dress & trench coat.

 

 

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Ceramic sculpture – Harvey Bouterse

 

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HrVi Red Winter –  Harvey Bouterse

 

 

 

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Harvey Bouterse ceramic mask pendant

 

 

 

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Black Winter 2012 – Harvey Bouterse

 

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‘HrVi’ Winter Collection 2012  – Harvey Bouterse

 

 

 

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Large ceramic bird pendant – Harvey Bouterse

 

 

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Harvey Bouterse ss13, Prints by Wouter Hoste

Model Delfine Bafort, Photo Zeb Daemen

 

 

 

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HrVi silver ceramic pendant

 

 

 

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Eastpak Inspired by the World of Vlisco. Green African print backpack designed by Harvey Bouterse

 

 

 

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 Tri legged black ceramic sculpture – Harvey Bouterse

2014

 

 

 

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Ceramic accessories –  Harvey Bouterse

2014

 

 

 

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Harvey Bouterse

 

 

 

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Ceramic accessory – Harvey Bouterse

 

 

 

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Harvey Bouterse

 

 

 

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Pin strip jacket, ceramic pendant – Harvey Bouterse

 

 

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Large ceramic pendant – Harvey Bouterse

HrVi for Vlisco , Summer 2014

 

 

 

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Spring/ Summer 2014 – Harvey Bouterse

 

 

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HrVi for Vilsco – Harvey Bouterse

 

 

 

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Ceramic sculpture ”Les Fleurs’ – Harvey Bouterse

 

 

 

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‘Les Fleurs’ series – Harvey Bouterse

 

 

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Harvey Bouterse – Spring/Summer 2014

 

 

 

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Ceramic lamp base surface reflet metallique – Wouter Hoste

 

 

 

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Trilobite series vases Black dore glaze – Wouter Hoste

 

 

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3 ceramic heads – Wouter Hoste

Produced at Perignaem Studios

 

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Wouter Hoste – Nostromo series

 

 

 

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Silver lunar lamp  – Wouter Hoste

 

 

 

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Ceramic pendant with platina lustre finish – Wouter Hoste

 

 

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Tall ceramic light – Wouter Hoste

 

 

 

 

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Ceramic head – Wouter Hoste,  Spears sculpture – Harvey Bouterse

 

 

 

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Ceramic vessels  ‘Snowfluff ‘ series – Wouter Hoste

 

 

 

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Perignem sculptuur vogel Created by Elisabeth Vandeweghe ca 1970-75

 

 

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2 green vase by Amphora

1960’s

 

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A section of a ceramic wall mural by Paul Vermeire

 

 

 

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Giant red ceramic drop vase by Amphora

 

 

 

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Wouter Hoste

 

 

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Incised vase Mid Century by Amphora

 

 

 

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Mid Century black glaze vases with white interiors – Amphora

 

 

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Red glaze Amphora vase by Rogier Vandeweghe. Sculpture by Elie van Damme

 

 

 

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Large bottle by Vandeweghe  for Amphora

Mid Century era

 

 

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Large Mid Century floor vase – Perignem

 

 

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Lidded vessel by Rogier Vandeweghe

 

 

 

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Perignem vase, Belgium

 

 

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Perignem striped luster glaze vase decorated by Johan Nyssen around 1965.

 

 

 

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Decorative Ceramic Flower Wall Sculpture by Perignem and Paul Vermeire

circa 1965

Vintage Design Point, 1stDibs

 

 

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Perignem black white vase set designed by Vandeweghe

 

 

 

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Perignem cone vase with sgraffito technique on chrome red glaze

Height 73cm

 

 

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Tall pastel coloured ovoid floor vessels – Perignem

 

 

 

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Chrome red vases – Perignem

 

 

 

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Giant textured black Perignem floor vase designed by Elisabeth Vandeweghe.

Height 77 cm – ca 1969-70

 

 

 

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Tiled wall panel – Oswald Tieberghien

 

 

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Large Perignem modernist Mid Century vase

 

 

 

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Giant Perignem pot by Rhaye Vandeweghe early 60’s

The raw incised decor with use of different ‘doré black glazes

 

 

 

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 Orange Perignem Vase 1960-70’s, Belgium

 

 

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Red footed drop vase by Amphora, Belgium

 

 

 

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Maiyet Pre-Fall ’13 – Inspired by the rich culture of Mongolia and bold work of Constantin Brancusi

 

Virgil Ortiz

 

A native artisan from the New Mexico Cochiti pueblo, Virgil Ortiz ceramics art is a bold fusion of traditional designs and black on white decorations merged with contemporary graphics, culminating into an edgy, provocative statement.
Ortiz delves deep into his ancestral roots and New Mexico’s pueblo culture, presenting it with a new modern context covering historical storytelling and esoteric elements. He has been making pottery since 1975, and the sinuous and geometric motifs of the tradtitional pueblo pottery is a recurring feature in his pottery and figurative sculptures.
He has done designs for Donna Karan and expanded his art empire to include home decor, high indigenous fashion, visual imagery and apparel accessories. His designer fashion pieces cover everything from leather wares and jewellry to female gowns and casual wear. His desire to ignite contemporary interest in the background of his Pueblo culture is poignantly expressed.

 

 

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Pottery 6  – Virgil Ortiz

 

 

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‘Blind Archers’ by Virgil Ortiz

 

 

 

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Model Leslie Elkins Marquez for Virgil Ortiz designer wear

 

 

 

 

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Character Jar – Virgil Ortiz

 

 

 

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Round ceramic canteen vessel – Virgil Ortiz

 

 

 

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‘Contortionista II ‘Series – Virgil Ortiz

 

 

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Black leather ‘Crowbag’ – Virgil Ortiz

 

 

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Ceramic canteen – Virgil Ortiz

 

 

 

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Native American body paint – Michael Spears

Virgil Ortiz , Fall Winter 2013 , Contemporary Native

 

 

 

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Virgil Ortiz Native American ceramics

 

 

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‘Luminous’ ceramic bust – Virgil Ortiz

 

 

 

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Virgil Ortiz in his studio

 

 

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Virgil Ortiz designer wear and accessories

 

 

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‘Claywork Revolt’ series – Virgil Ortiz

 

 

 

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Lizica Codreano models a Constanin Brancusi design

1924

 

Roger Capron – vivacious Vallauris ceramics

 

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‘Hopping’ – Roger Capron

 

 

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Vallauris street sculpture – Roger Capron

 

Capron:  exemplary Mid-Century modernist designer

 

The Mid Century ceramic art of Roger Capron embodied the vibrant spirit and verve of Vallauris and the Cote d’ Azur. He took over an abandoned pottery studio at the age of 24 in Vallauris, France, where he worked with Robert Picault and then Jean Derval. Capron’s ceramic workshop, known as ‘l`Atelier Callis’, contributed to the renaissance of ceramics in Vallauris and at its peak employed over 120 ceramicists. He eventually expanded his production of vases, pitchers and other functional wares to include coffee tables with hand glazed tiles , lamp bases, wall plaques and other interior decor objects along with sculptural statues for public installations. Roger Capron’s pottery venture thrived and experienced considerable benefit from the post war reconstruction period and the explosion of consumerism that followed.

 

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Athena statue – Roger Capron, Vallauris

 

In 1948, two years after Capron had arrived, Picasso at the age of 65, turned his prodigious creative talents towards making pottery at the Madoura ceramic atelier with Suzanne and Georges Ramié in Vallauris. His reputation and poster designs in the early fifties for the annual exhibitions of the Association des Potiers de Vallauris, helped bring attention to the emerging pottery mecca of Vallauris and drew more visitors and artists to the region while also lifting the profile of the modernist ceramic arts.

Capron’s colourful, vivid and spontanoeus ceramic art clearly displayed a Picasso influence, while maintaining a distinctive Capron visage. He was dedicated to the ethos of the ceramic master René Gabriel, which was to “make beauty accessible to everyone.” Capron was one of the first to apply his knowledge of ceramics in the context of semi-industrial production and his ceramic oeuvre included much artistic research and innovation.
Before moving to Vallauris in 1946, he had studied Applied Arts in Paris from 1939 to 1943 and worked as an art teacher in 1945.
His contribution to the promotion of the appeal and beauty of abstract forms and illustration, expressed through the ceramic medium, is undeniable and it’s extremely pleasing to see his ceramic works getting wide recognition now and becoming eminently collectible.

 

 

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Whisky decanter – Roger Capron

 

 

 

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 Tiled dance floor mural at Byblos in Saint Tropez, 1968 by Roger Capron and Jean Derval.

 

 

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Tall white pitcher – Roger Capron

 

 

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Roger Capron pitcher

 

 

 

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Red baluster vase – Roger Capron

 

 

 

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Free form bowl – Roger Capron

Gallerie Riviera, Paris

 

 

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Baroness’ – Roger Capron

rogercapron.com

 

 

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White quad footed ceramic ovoid dish – Roger Capron

 

 

‘Vase Fleur Bleue’ – Roger Capron

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Ceramic lamp shade – Roger Capron

Sam Kaufman

 

 

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Folded rim ceramic pot – Roger Capron

 

 

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‘Claudia’  ceramic bust – Roger Capron

 

 

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‘Rouge Bottle Set’ – Roger Capron

 

 

 

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White ceramic jug with orange interior glaze – Roger Capron

 

 

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‘Female bird totem’ – Roger Capron

 

 

 

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Personnage animal fantastique – Roger Capron

 

 

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Large cornet vase – Roger Capron

 

 

 

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 ‘Femme au Fauteuil’  folding screen – Roger Capron

1960

 

 

 

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‘Grand Profil Raye’ – Roger Capron

 

 

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‘Harlequin’ – Roger Capron

rogercapron.com

 

 

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‘Flat Warriors’ plate – Roger Capron

 

 

 

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‘Horned Wildlife’ – Roger Capron

rogercapron.com

 

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Coffee table ‘Navette’  – Roger Capron

 

 

 

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Bottle vase – Roger Capron

 

 

 

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Large ceramic bird plate – Roger Capron

 

 

 

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‘Loiseau in his nest’ – Roger Capron

 

 

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Roger Capron sculptures, Biot, France

 

 

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Vallauris street sculpture – Roger Capron

 

 

 

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Roger Capron plate

 

 

 

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Female zoomorphic raku sculpture Roger Capron

 

 

 

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Roger Capron

 

 

 

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Ceramic horse sculpture – Roger Capron

 

 

 

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Roger Capron – reclining female sculpture

 

 

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Roger Capron ceramic panel

 

 

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Bowl and vase – Roger Capron

 

 

 

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Zoomorphic Rooster – Roger Capron

 

 

 

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Mosaic mural – Roger Capron

 

 

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Raku female sculpture – Roger Capron

 

 

 

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Femme Gravee Philippe – Roger Capron

 

 

 

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Kneeling juggler sculpture by Roger Capron

 

 

 

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Abstract ceramic bust Roger Capron

 

 

 

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Vallauris studio – Roger Capron

 

 

 

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Roger Capron

 

 

 

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‘Femme au lit’ – Roger Capron

 

 

 

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Women wearing gown – Roger Capron

 

 

 

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‘Yellow Bird Vase’ – Roger Capron

1958-

Galerie Sandy- Toupenet, Paris

 

 

 

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Zoomorphic fish sculpture – Roger Capron

 

 

 

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Tripod red vase – Roger Capron

 

 

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‘Double Dove’ sculpture bust – Roger Capron

 

Other Vallauris ceramic masters

 

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Ceramic sculpture – Pablo Picasso

 

 

 

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Painted wood ‘Centaur’ sculpture – Picasso

 

 

 

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Ceramic pitcher – Pablo Picasso

Hermatige, Saint Petersburg

 

 

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Pol Chombost figural vase

 

 

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‘Sylvette’ sculpture bust – Picasso

 

 

 

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Vallauris poster by Picasso, 1956

 

 

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Vallauris poster by Picasso, 1957

 

 

 

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Ceramic mask – Pablo Picasso

 

 

 

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Ceramic bottle with square modernist panel – Jean Derval

 

 

 

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‘God of Ceramics’ – Francois Raty

( I always wondered what he looked like)

 

 

 

 

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Abstract sculptural ceramic bottle – Jean Derval

 

 

 

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‘Les Femmes d’Alger’  – Picasso

Christies

 

 

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Picasso’s War & Peace mural in the chapel at Vallauris

 

 

 

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‘Pintade’  coupe – Jean Derval

Vallauris, 1961

 

 

 

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Gilbert Portanier

artentique.nl

 

 

 

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Gilbert Valentin pitcher

 

 

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Pitcher – Picasso

 

 

 

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Vallauris fish jug

Carvajal Auctions

 

 

 

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Jean River

 

 

 

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Twin figure modernist sculptural lamp base by Gilbert Valentin

 

 

Contemporary sculptural busts

 

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René Michel Slodtz (Michel-Ange Slodtz) – Chrysès  – Manufacture de Sèvres

Chryses praying to Apollo

Musée du Louvre

 

Bustie or Bust 

 

Greek sculpture reached its peak for quality and quantity around the mid 5th century BC. This was the era when the Athenians were completing the Parthenon, which featured a lot of elaborately carved sculptures as temple decorations and Myron was also completing his famous sculpture, ‘The Discus Thrower’. The essential characteristic of classical Greek art and its sculptures were mostly of a heroic realism. They always attempted to reveal the human body, in movement or repose, exactly as it appeared to the eye. From this time on there were many experienced sculptors available for public and private works. The use of sculpture to adorn a community’s central building went on to become a powerful European tradition – seen particularly in the church sculpture of the Middle Ages.

The classical Greek sculpture had a strong influence on the Roman empire. From the first century AD, the Romans created more stylized busts and depicted their emperors with an emphasis on certain aspects to legitimize their authority or align themselves with revered predecessors. Mythology, military prowess, youth and beauty were still common themes and public officials also began to commission portrait busts of themselves. They went on to become popular with the wealthy classes as a decorative option and for the smaller villas they were a more pragmatic choice due to their compact size.

 

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Terracotta Head, ancient Ife, Nigeria Photo © Herbert List – Magnum Photos

 

Up to around one hundred years ago, portrait busts were not at all uncommon. Although sculptors were not represented among artists by anywhere near the same ratio as today, portrait busts were, in fact, the most common stock in trade of any working sculptor. There was less demand for carved marble or cast bronze statues compared to head and shoulder busts and the style was predominantly realist.
During the first half of the twentieth century, realist portrait busts began to decline in popularity as their style was aligned with the classical busts, which had fallen out of favor during the emergence of Art Deco, Futurism and other modernist trends. Also some of the sculptors themselves chose to abandon its demanding exactitude in favour of simpler, much more expressive forms of three-dimensional work in line with what their counterparts were doing in painting and other areas of art.
The most recent developments has seen an interface connected to a 3d printer for creating 3d busts from selfies, which I think  should be called ‘Busties’. A logical development for the Age of Vanity. Most of the contemporary busts presented here are non realist, non portrait creations.

 

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Christophe Charbonnel

 

 

 

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Christophe Betmalle from his Multiples series

Galerie accroTerre

–2014–

Everything in his work revolves around the larger question: who am I? Who is the other? And it raises the question, endlessly, thus achieving a kind of diary reflecting his various emotions, questions, doubts, evoking love, abandonment, chills, memories. With maturity and experience, the faces are multiplying and widening the surface of paper, revealing the richness of his personality.

 

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Monica van den Berg, ZA

Photographer  Lisa Hnatowicz

 

 

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Medusa bust by Javier Marin, Mexico

 

 

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South African Anton Smit sculpture ‘Head With Triangles’

 

 

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Ceramic Rebirth Sculpture by jonislittledolls on Etsy

 

 

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Rob Van Bergen

 

 

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Dominique Allain Raku sculpture bust

France

 

 

 

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Philippe Faraut sculpture bust

 

 

 

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Ceramic bust of a lady holding a cat by Teresa Girones

 

 

 

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Gerald Lilliard

 

 

 

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‘Inner Voice’ – Mary Ann prack

 

 

 

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‘Moon Figure Door’  –  Kenneth Armitage, 1948

 

 

 

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‘Buste de jeune fille’ – Ossip Zadkine

– 1914 –

Zadkine Research Center

 

 

 

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Pair of American Hollywood Regency Metallic Finished Plaster Male & Female Busts

Decollect

 

 

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Rogier Ruys – ‘Prima Donna’

 

 

 

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Youthful figure of Lady Precious Green, Chalchihuitlicue, who was a fertility goddess and consort to Tlaloc, the rain god.Mexico

Werner Foreman Archive

 

 

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Anna Plonka

 

 

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Amanda Shelsher – ‘Bloom’

2009

 

 

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Art Nouveau mantle clock  by Arthur Waagen

 

 

 

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Irina Zaytceva face motif vase

 

 

 

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Tribal African Female Sculpture by Artist Fred Press

Kent Home Decorative Objects – Chappaqua, NY 10514 – 1stdibs

 

 

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Melanie Bourget, via Flickr

2012

 

 

 

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Bust in brown patina bronze, représenting a queen ‘ Renaissance ‘ by Vincent Désiré Fauré de Broussé

Leda Decors

 

 

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Mami Gable

 

 

 

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Charlene Doiron Reinhart

 

 

 

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China China Bust #81 – Ah Xian

 

 

 

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 ‘Queen Califia’ by Susan Shelton

The state of California was named after the mythical Black Queen Califia.

 

 

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Chris Riccardo – ‘b & e’

2009

JF GALLERY, West Palm Beach Fl

 

 

 

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Debra Fritts

 

 

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‘E.V. Female bust 1’ by Mark Newman

 

 

 

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Austin Productions black ceramic torso, NY

 

 

 

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Art Deco sculpture bust – Chana Orloff

She was born in Russia and lived in Israel

 

 

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‘Mela’ by Melanie Bourget

 

 

 

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Ife Terracotta Head, Nigeria, 12th–15th century

Minneapolis Institute of Arts

 

 

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‘Mujer Feliz’, 2013 Willy Ramos

Odon Wagner Gallery

 

 

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Elizabeth Ostrander

 

 

 

 

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Mami Gable

 

 

 

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Dutch sculptor Fons Bemelman

 

 

 

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African Woman – Franz Hagenauer, Vienna

1930s, Patinated Bronze

Fuchs Interiors Berlin

 

 

 

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Gene Pearson. Jamaica

 

 

 

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Gil Bruvel – ‘Flowing, Unknown’

OCTAVIA ART GALLERY,  New Orleans

 

 

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Grey raku bust – Marika Baumler

 

 

 

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Harris Diamant – Head 07

2014 – Slete Gallery

 

 

 

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‘I become what I love’ – Dreama Kattenbraker

 

 

 

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Polish sculptor Igor Mitoraj

Madrid

 

 

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Polish sculptor Igor Mitoraj

Madrid

 

 

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Polish sculptor Igor Mitoraj

Madrid

 

 

 

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Lady with an Ermine by Altaluna

 

 

 

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Bust of Louis XIV is a marble portrait by the Italian artist Gian Lorenzo Bernini

1655

 

 

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Veronique Didier Laurenta

 

 

 

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Terracotta memorial head from the Akan people of Ghana

17th – 19th century

 

 

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‘Mourning Dove’ by Peter Harskamp

 

 

 

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‘Pronte Tsarina Xaviera’, Museum Geelvinck Amsterdam (photo Roland Bacon)

 

 

 

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Gretel Boose

 

 

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‘White Soul ‘- Livio Scarpella, Italy

 

 

 

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‘Pronte Tsarina Anahita’  bust – Nadjezjda van Ittersum

Open Garden, Estate Castle Heemstede ceramic

 

 

 

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‘Twin Spirits’ – Nagomi Mashaya

2008

 

 

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‘Slice of Life’ vase head – Patti Warashina

25 inches height

 

 

 

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‘Savannah’ – Wayne Salge, Colorado

 29 inches height

Denver Galleries

 

 

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‘Influence’ -Sergei Isupov

 

 

 

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Philippe Faraut

 

 

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Christy Keeney, Ireland

 

 

 

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Teotihuacan, Mexico – Mask from an Incense Burner Portraying the Old Deity of Fire

 

 

 

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Woodrow Nash

 

 

 

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‘Yemanya, Star of the Sea’. Ceramic figure sculpture. M.A.Bach Art

 

 

 

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‘Yrneh’ –  sculpture by Chukes

 

 

 

Futuristic utopian fashion innovations

 

 

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Utopian bodies- fashion looks forward

 

 

Imaginable futures for the adorned body
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Forward utopian projections usually lean towards the futuristic, combining surreal and adventurous design elements, sometimes outlandish and impractical, other times visionary and prophetic. The recent Stockholm utopian fashion exhibition was no exception, with many aspects of modern design integrated into the couture that were inventive and served to elevate it into the future.

Liljevalchs´Museum exhibition “Utopian Bodies: Fashion Looks Forward” focused on imaginable futures for the adorned body and useful developments in fashion in a challenging world. Harnessing a combination of high tech innovation and sensitivity to environmental issues, creativity in fashion was taken beyond a purely aesthetic appeal. Curated by Sofia Hedman, Serge Martynov and Mårten Castenfors, vivid, abstract set designs were used to compliment the boldness and originality of the styles.
Utopian ideals were explored with a merging of creativity and technology over eleven themed galleries including Technology, Sustainability, Craft & form, Change, Craft & colour, Resistance & society, Resistance & beauty, Solidarity, Memory, Gender identity and Love.
For example Smart Textiles created the first completely recyclable cotton fabric, which can minimize the environmental impact on cotton growing. The BBsuit 0.2 created by ByBorre and Eva de Laat, cleans polluted air through a portable filtering system, while Pauline Van Dongen’s solar panel shirt stores natural energy. Valerie Lamontagnes’ clothes change their properties according to the weather, pointing towards a future with less over specified garments, which would consume fewer natural resources.
The technology section featured garments, made with laser cutting, that had sensors embedded into the fabric, to convert pressure, temperature, speed and movement into signals that mimicked some of the performances of the wearer’s skin.

 

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Elena Slivnyak for Iimuahii

 

Other inventive designs were Billie Whitehouse’s and Ben Moir’s Navigate Jacket that come with vibrating mechanisms embedded in the shoulders, allowing wearer’s to find their way without looking at a map. Cutecircuit’s shirts allowed you to send hugs to other wearers of their garments and Ying Gao made clothes that interact with an onlookers gaze or voice. From a recycling perspective, Miguel Mesa Posadas’s clothes were made from recycled car tires, while Qmilks created clothes out of biologically degradable milk fibres.
Recent fashion contributions from Viktor & Rolf’s, Issy Miyake , Dior, and Mcqueen were highlighted. Also on display were Hussein Chalayan’s ground-breaking table skirt and moulded plastic dress and Walter Van Beirendonck’s Stop Racism headdress from Crossed Crocodiles.
While functionality wasn’t exactly the primary focus, this avant garde fashion, like any art or design form, faithfully reproduced and reflected the needs and obsessions of a society, during the times in which they appear.

 

 

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‘Mini Miki’ (centre red outfit) by Bea Szenfeld, Resistance and Beauty gallery

 

 

 

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Utopian bodies- fashion looks forward

 

 

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Utopian bodies- fashion looks forward

Liljevalchs, Stockholm

2015 – Feb 2016

 

 

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Charlie le Mindu headpiece ‘Kiss Me’

 2011  photo by Vernie Yeung

 

 

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Utopian Bodies, installation view of Sustainability gallery, with dresses by Issey Miyake, Dai Fujiwara, H&M, Hussein Chalaya and Miguel Mesa Posada

Liljevalchs, Stockholm

 

 

 

H&M "Love" dress, in the exhibition gallery of the same name. Photo by Mattias Lindbäck. Red gown with flashing heart and red lights

H&M “Love” dress, in the exhibition gallery of the same name.

Photo by Mattias Lindbäck

 

 

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Utopian Bodies, Viktor & Rolf “Hana Bedtime Story”

Photo by Mattias Lindbäck

 

 

 

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Viktor & Rolf – ‘Hana Bedtime Stories’

foto -Peter Stigter

 

 

 

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Utopian Bodies – Craft Colour Gallery

Photo by Mattias Lindbäck

 

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Utopian bodies- fashion looks forward

Liljevalchs, Stockholm

 

 

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The BBsuit 0.2 created by ByBorre and Eva de Laat, cleans polluted air through a portable filtering system

 

 

 

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Utopian Bodies, Resistance & Society gallery

 

 

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Utopian Bodies, installation shot of Resistance & Beauty gallery

Photo by Mattias Lindbäck.

 

 

 

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Utopian bodies- fashion looks forward

Liljevalchs, Stockholm

 

 

 

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Walter Van Beirendonck, Headwear, “Weird” Collection (Autumn/Winter 2005)
Courtesy of Mode Museum Antwerp
Foto: Roland Stoops

 

 

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Utopian Bodies, installation view of Solidarity gallery. A room entirely in white, with custom-made wigs by Perry Patrasczewski, clothes by Minna Palmqvist, Gudrun Sjoden, Ida Sajasedt and Sandra Backlund.

 

 

More utopianesque designs

 

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Model – Edie Campbell, Photographer  – Tim Walker

2014

 

 

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Israeli fashion designer Noa Raviv has integrated 3D-printed elements into ruffled garments influenced by distorted digital drawings. Grid-like patterns are warped and stretched across parts of the garments to create optical illusions across the body. “I’ve translated those lines into textiles that creates this sort of optical illusion.”

 

 

 

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Luana Teifke, photo Fabio Bartelt

Vogue Brazil

 

 

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‘Eos’ is a creation of stitched and plaited sterling silver wire, copper wire, beads and silk by Claire Prebble

 

 

 

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‘Amor’– Molly Bair in Alexander Mcqueen – Fashion Week 2015 by Nick Knight for V Magazine

Inspired by Anselm Kiefer’s blackened sunflower heads, the project explores the parallels between creativity and love.

 

 

 

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MGPIN Make-up Styling spring / summer 2012 Photo Lintao Zhang Getty image

 

 

 

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Nick Knight photography for Vogue

 

 

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Dutch designer Iris van Herpen merges 3-D printer technology with high-end fashion skeletal form

 

 

 

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Brutalist cage couture –  Gareth Pugh Black Leather Cage Jacket

Photo by Hyuna Shin

 

 

 

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Kitty Kouture by Ophelia-Overdose

miss-overdose.com

 

 

 

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Korean designer Lie Sang Bong

 

 

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‘Medusa’ – photo by Wilfred Dy

 

 

 

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Hauteur Space –  Nick Knight

Nick Knight looked to the timeless language of elegance expounded in the works of Erté, Aubrey Beardsley, Lillian Bassman and Irina Ionesco, amongst others, to explore the future-fantastic visions of Spring/Summer 2012 for W magazine.

 

 

 

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‘Into Bloom’ by Hyuna Shin

 

 

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Nicolas Jebran couture 2012-2013

 

 

 

Pierre Cardin black and white spiral couture

Triple vortex  – Pierre Cardin

 

 

 

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Art Deco geometric design by shotopop  (created in photoshop)

 

 

 

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Polish designer Bea Szenfeld  ‘Haute Papier’ collection of handmade organic and futuristic paper garments.

photographer Joel Rhodin

 

 

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Kate Forbes Warrior collection

photographer – Troyt Coburn

 

 

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‘Rain’ costume – Alexandra Kokinova

 

 

 

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Manual Diaz futuristic Egyptian Art Deco clear plastic design

 

 

 

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Pagoda samauri inspired costume – Rinaldy A. Yunardi

Jakarta Fashion Week 2016

 

 

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Shao Yen Chen designed sculptural fluffy white dress with dramatic silhouette

 

 

 

Alla Nazimova in Salomé 1923 directed by Charles Bryant

Alla Nazimova in Salomé 1923 directed by Charles Bryant

 

 

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Inspired by naked burlap cockatoo knights – Rinaldy A. Yunardi

 

 

 

Christine Kreiselmaier photography for SteinRohner

Christine Kreiselmaier photography for Steinrohner design

 

 

 

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‘Suprematism II’ by Olga Zavershinskaya

 

 

 

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University of Westminster graduate Valeska Jasso Collado was inspired by the color, finish and form of Memphis furniture to create this avant-garde collection of wearable structure

 

 

 

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‘The missing moon of Sedna’  photo by Pinch Martin Tremblay

via Behance

 

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Designer Marjolein Dallinga

WOW – world of wearable art. NZ

 

 

 

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‘The Nativity of Pearl’ – photography Wilfred Dy

 

 

 

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Russian fashion designer Valentin Yudashkin

 

 

 

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Venetian crow costume

 

 

 

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Venetian turquoise ocean theme kitsch, 2016

 

 

 

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Venice illuminated costume 2016

 

 

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Gondola inspired masquerade costume

 

 

 

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“The Zoo Of Venice” by Tanja Schulz-Hess, Venice carnival 2012

World Of Costumes

 

 

 

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Viktor & Rolf red cube gown inspired by Noguchi

 

 

 

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Splash Calendar 2011 by Tejal Patni

 

 

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Water splash crystallization dress – Iris Van Herpen

 

 

 

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Tejal Patni and Kirstan Hermans photography and digital art

 

 

 

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Cactus inspired dress – Designer Xinyuan Xu

 

 

 

Givenchy green dress

Givenchy

 

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Designer David Ferreira – 2015

 

 

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Pine‘Tree Girl’ by Toon Van Stralen (design by Pim van den Akker)

 

 

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Gareth Pugh, Paris

2012

 

 

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Christian Dior Haute Couture

photo Patrick Demarchelier

 

 

Hussein Chalayan avant garde fashion

Hussein Chalayan avant garde fashion

 

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Lai Kit Ling, Hong Kong Design Institute.

 

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Line & form – Seoul’s Christian Dior Couture Store

 

 

 

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 Designer Vingi Wong  –  Central Saint Martins

 

 

 

 

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Katerina – Intro magazine

photo by Sofia Zasheva