Modernist pottery- Portuguese and Spanish

 

 


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Aleluia Planter – 1950’s  © HPS

Looking at the spectacle of the Madi  Gras Carnival, it’s easy to see the Spanish influence and the comparisons that can be drawn with Spanish art and pottery, with its rich warm colours, vibrancy and motion. Spanish pottery evolved from a culturally diverse heritage, having been influenced by many nations and peoples throughout its history. Spanish culture has its origins in the Iberian, Celtiberian, Latin, Visigothic, Roman Catholic, and Islamic cultures.

The traditional Spanish pottery styles centred around hand painted wall dishes and large pitchers and jugs. Despite the eclectic gestation from Majolica, Islamic, Hispano Moresque, Mozarabic and other European influences, such as the Baroque and  Neoclassical, Spanish /Portuguese pottery became highly distinctive and appealing. This was further evident in the modernist phase in the 50‘s and 60‘s where the abstract styles that filtered through from France, Italy and Germany were adapted and blended into the local styles. Shape and movement were pushed even further without sacrificing any aesthetic balance. Picasso and Dali’s Modernist, Cubist, Surrealist  works from Paris and beyond were also influential.  The pottery featured here is predominately modernist because I feel this reflects the pure abandon of their creativity the most.

 

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Hermanos Perez

 

 

 

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Vase with three wings – Aleluia,  Aveiro

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50’s AleluiaVase

( MdS Auctions )

 

 

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50’s-Raul da Bernarda vase

Alcobaca, Portugal © CMP

 

 

 

50's Raul da Bernarda vase

50’s  Raul da Bernarda vase

( http://mfls.blogs.sapo.pt )

 

 

 

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Ceramic candlestick – Pedros Ltd  © CMP

 

 

 

Coimbra-S.P.-vase

Coimbra-S.P – vase

 

 

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Cruet—Raul da Bernarda © JMPF

 

 

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Dish — Raul da Bernarda © CMP

 

 

 

 

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 Raul da Bernarda © CMP

 

 

 

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Hand decorated Spanish Ceramic dish

( imagineartisan.com )

 

 

 

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50’s Raul da Bernarda small dish © CMP

 

 

 

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 50’s Raul da Bernarda vase © CMP

 

 

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Pitcher – Aleluia, Aveiro – 1955

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 Pitcher 50s – Aleluia, Aveiro

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16th century plate

Museo de Cerámica de Barcelona

 

 

 

Caixa Escalonada-Villeroy & Boch-Wallerfangen

Art Deco lidded vessel   – Caixa Escalonada-Villeroy & Boch-Wallerfangen

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Maria deLourdes-Castro – 1950’s  © HPS

 

 

Miro inspired set of Vases

Miro inspired set of Vases – Hermanos Perez

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Picasso Fernande 1909

Picasso – Fernande  1909

 

 

 

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Pedros Ltd Vase – © CMP

 

 

 

 

Picasso bull pitcher

Picasso bull pitcher

 

 

 

 

 

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Pablo Picasso

 

 

 

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Sangria Pitcher

 

 

 

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Spanish artist Merello

 

 

“I plead for humility in painting. Painting does not need so much fanfare or intellectual pretension. It must come from a person’s clean soul, from the clear and pure eye of the painter, even if only a simple apple is being painted. It is for this reason that I admire Morandi so much.” © José Manuel Merello

 

 

 

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Miro-inspired-wall-clock

Wall-clock Miró-inspired mosaic of glazed, marbled, and crackled shapes and icons in relief on a rustic vase.

Hermanos Perez

Art Deco Vase with Flowers

Art Deco Vase with Flowers – Lusitania – Coimbra

1930

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Three Mid-Century vases – Aleluia Cerâmicas

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Raimundo Folch

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The Crockery Vendor _  Francisco de Goya

Museo del Prado  Madrid

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Wall tile mural – Aleluia Cerâmicas

Viúva Lamego‘s production is characterized by a vast range of traditional glazed tiles, always hand-painted, which reproduce designs from the sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

Sources cited -

http://ceramicamodernistaemportugal.blogspot.com.au   ( © CMP )

merello.com

http://modernaumaoutranemtanto.blogspot.com.au

 

 

 

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4 Comments

  1. Posted February 14, 2013 at 2:37 pm | Permalink

    Hello,
    as an interested follower of you site, I don’t mind at all that you use images from my blog:
    http://ceramicamodernistaemportugal.blogspot.pt/

    But I’d appreciate a proper description of the pieces and most of all a visible reference to the source, showing some respect for copyright.

    Hope you understand.
    Thanks,
    CMP*

  2. Posted February 15, 2013 at 9:56 am | Permalink

    Hello,
    We don’t mind if you use our photos, from our blog, but the least you can do is indicate the source correctly in each one. The objects in the pictures are private property from our one collection (except those we indicate the origin). So, please be polite and, at least, in all our own pictures show the blog adress: modernaumaoutranemtanto.blogspot. Thank you.
    Best regards

    AM-JMV

  3. Posted February 15, 2013 at 6:08 pm | Permalink

    Hello again,
    That´s the spirit. Thank you.
    Best regards

    AM-JMV

  4. robbie robbie
    Posted February 15, 2013 at 7:34 pm | Permalink

    Thanks too !

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