Monthly Archives: April 2016

Daily Pottery Art Feed – extended

 

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Pottery art pieces from ancient to contemporary, antiquity to futuristic, unusual to utilitarian, quirky to conservative. There’s always something to say with the 3D forms fashioned from that pliable clay. The versatile bounty of the earth keeps experiencing new ways to be interpreted and appreciated while its deep past provides fascinating revelations. The earth’s grounded passivity gets awakened and emboldened  by the kinetic application of the potter and projects a new balance through interaction with the restless fire dynamic and defined spaces.

While a daily update is aspired to, it is usually otherwise with new entries appearing weekly at the least.

 

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Caroline-Chevalier----ceramic jug with abstract botanical decoration

Caroline Chevalier, France

 

 

60s-Rumtopf-Keramik cat planter LisaLarsenesque

Vintage Swedish cat planter – 60’s

 

 

1100-deg,-clear-glaze vase by Christine Thacker

Christine Thacker

 

 

Twin raku pears 2009---by-Paula-Cooley---photo-by-Grant-Kernan

Twin raku pears 2009—by Paula Cooley

photo by Grant Kernan

 

 

Adero-Willard-ceramic lidded box

Adero Willard

 

 

Allamakee-Wood-Fired-Pottery conical lidded ceramic jar

Allamakee Wood-Fired Pottery

 

 

 

ART-NOUVEAU-VASE-BY-PAUL-DACHSEL-FOR-ERNST-WAHLISS-COMPANY-(ca

Art Nouveau vase by Paul Dachsel for Ernst Wahliss

 

 

Athena-Jahantigh stylised ceramic horse

Athena Jahantigh

 

 

bob-deane-pottery-speckled-vase-2

Speckled vase by Bob Deane

 

 

Chinese-sculpture-emperor figure---Hess-Fine-Auctions

Large Chinese emperor figure sculpture

Austin Products 1981

 

 

 

Chris-Barnes horizontal striped ceramic vessel

Chris Barnes

 

 

Cyndi-Casemier slab built vase with twin lugs

Slab built  vase – Cyndi Casemier

 

 

Hans Vangso_vertical ribbed essel

Hans Vangso speckled ceramic jar

Anne Linnemann Gallery

 

 

Vintage-Art-Pottery-Large-Vase-11inch-Signed-Armando-de-Mexico

Large vintage sgraffito vase  – Armando de Mexico

Height 11 inches

 

Japanese-ceramic-artist-Akio-Nukaga

Akio Nukaga, Japan

 

 

Joan_Serra-ceramics contemporary sculpture

Joan Serra

 

Joan-Serra ceramic sculpture

Joan Serra contemporary ceramic sculpture

 

 

Liz-Quackenbush-2012 ceramic sculpture with snake and botanical motifs

Liz Quackenbush

 

 

mia-llauder cerramic sculpture

Mia Llauder

 

 

 

Mid-Century-Modern-Mexican-Art-Pottery-Sgraffito-Vase

Mexican vintage sgraffito art pottery

 

 

 

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Abstract ‘Bursting Ripe Fruit Pod ‘sculpture – Liliya Pobornikova

 

 

 

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‘Sculpture Triangle’ – MOHY YVES

galerie capazza

 

 

 

Tang-sculpture of a woman-playing-polo on a horse

Polo player on horse sculpture – Tang Dynasty

 

 

teapot-by-Lorna-Bailey

Lorna Bailey

 

 

Bennett Bean - Untitled-(Drunken-Lily-Series),-1996 Earthenware,-pit-fired,-acrylic,-gold-leaf-interior-15x9

Bennett Bean

 

 

Vi.Bi-Torino-(Italy)

Vi.Bi Torino (Italy) mid century modern vase

 

 

 

JUNTOS-Y-FELICES,-marble sculpture abstract form

‘Junto Y Felices’ – marble sculpture by Peruvian artist Iván Rojas Tovar

 

 

 

Patricia Griffin-Large Vase-FlowerPower-view2 Woodcut series

Patricia Griffin- ‘FlowerPower’ vase

Cambria, California

 

 

Philippe-Dubuc-- ceramic lidded vessel

Philippe Dubuc

 

 

 1950s-Raymor-Bitossi-Aldo-Londi

Italian Mid Century 50’s vase

 

 

Antique-Art-Deco-Roseville-Pottery-Futura

Roseville Art Deco Futura vase

 

 

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Charlie-Riggs-raku-baluster vase

Charlie Riggs raku vase

 

 

 

Colored-pottery-vase---Velsen-1930

Art Deco Jazz Age vase – Velsen, Nl

 

 

 

René-Buthaud-crackle glaze vase

René Buthaud crackle glaze vase

 

 

 

royal-copenhagen-ceramic seal figurine

Seal figurine – Royal Copenhagen

 

 

 

Beauty-of-UncertaintySmall - Tanya-Tyree-35-long-Hand-built-with-slabs,-incised-with-abstract-drawings,-brush-glazed-with-copper-and-colored-glazes

Tanya Tyree

 Hand built with slabs, incised with abstract drawings, brush glazed with copper and colored glazes – Tanya Tyree

Height 35 inches

 

 

 

Black-and-white-striped-raku-pots Bubani artee raku

Set of black and white raku vessels

bubaniarteeraku.it

 

 

Blackline-Diamond-Pillow-Box--Vaughan-Nelson--Ceramic-Box

Black line diamond shaped ceramic footed pillow box – Vaughan Nelson

Sold by Artful Home

 

 

Blue-Sail-by-Ricky-Maldonado

‘Blue Sail’ – Ricky Maldonado

 

 

Christine-Fabre french ceramicist - lidded vessel

Christine Fabre, France

 

 

 

Jarl,-Otto-1856-1915-Meissen,-early-20th-Century

Japonism vase – Jarl Otto  (1856-1915)   –  Meissen, early 20th Century

 

 

 

Eileen-Singleton ceramic orb

Eileen Singleton

 

 

 

ray-silverman-ceramic cup

Ray Silverman

 

 

 

Stephen-Hatcher-....wood-turned-jar-vessel-with-lid

Stephen Hatcher woodturned jar

 

 

 

Yōhen-kin-Shino-Vase-by-Suzuki-Tomio

Suzuki Tomio

To further enhance shino’s tactile appeal, Suzuki Tomio approaches every unglazed pot as a landscape architect would an undeveloped plot of earth. It first requires slow, thoughtful sculpting before anything is lain upon it. As a result, his clay creations are renowned for their terraced surfaces, ridges, and winding vistas. This resplendent yōhen-kin (golden) vase is a proud example of Suzuki’s unique approach to shino. Deeply cut furrows and facets naturally guide the eyes across a rugged, glistening terrain swept across with crackled feldspar and flowing brushed details.

2000cranes.com

 

 

 

Bill-Campbell-Snow-Drop-Vase

Snow Drop Vase – Bill Campbell

 

 

 

Contemporary-KOPA-Southwestern-Design-Hand-Painted-Pottery-KACHINA-VASE

‘Kachina Vase’ – Contemporary KOPA Southwestern Design

 

 

 

Satsuma-Pottery-cylindrical Bottle-Vase

Satsuma fan motif bottle

 

 

 

Humler-and-Nolan-Weller-Faience-vase,-Rhead-like-trees, in orange and green

 Weller Faience vase

Humler and Nolan

 

 

 

Sarah-Ann-Raku Ceramics-Port-Warwick-Art-&-Sculpture-Festival

Sarah Ann raku lidded jar

 

 

5th International Biennial of Contemporary Ceramics of Sevres
 12 to 29 May 2016

 

 

5th-International-Biennial-of-Contemporary-Ceramics-of-Sevres-from-12-to-29-May-

Contemporary sculpture – Christine Ladevèze

 

 

 

Nancy Selvin exhibition at Spun Smoke Gallery

May 5 to June 26, 2016

 

 

Green-back_29-x-23-x-23-inches-Nancy-Selvin pottery jug

Nancy Selvin

 

 

 

pink-back_Nancy-Selvin-32-x-22-x-22-inches Large pottery vase

Nancy Selvin

 

 

Nancy-Selvin

 

 

 

Bukran-bowl-Hungry with wavy edge

Bowl by Bukran, Hungry

 

 

 

Brother-Thomas,-large-vase-with-2-covers,-iron-yellow-glaze,-porcelain

Large iron yellow glazed porcelain vase – Brother Thomas

 

 

 

 

polymer-clay-ovoid vase--by-beefball-papa

Polymer clay vase – Beefball Papa

 

 

 

Adelle-Nampeyo Hopi-pottery seed pot

Adelle Nampeyo Hopi pottery

 

 

 

Vintage-Wall-Plate-Hand-Painted-colonial-street-A.-Oviedo

Handpainted wall plate – A. Oviedo

 

 

Marcello-Fantoni- Italian artist - Ceramic bottle with four facted sides

Marcello Fantoni contemporary Mid Century bottle/vase

 

 

 

William-Moorcroft-Orchid-vase-1916

Moorcroft – Orchid vase

 

 

-Ben-Barker ceramic box Toovey Auctions

Ceramic box – Ben Barker

 

 

 

Ajiki-Hiro abstract ceramic box with lid

Ajiki Hiro lidded vessel

 

 

 

Dameon-Lynn contemporary ceramic vessel

Dameon Lynn

 

 

E.C.T lidded ceramic vessel with engobes Buenos Aires, Argentina

E’T’C – Buenos Aires, Argentina

 

 

 

Duo Toshiko-Takaezu double spout vase

‘Duo’  – Toshiko Takaezu

 

 

 

Damasco-by-De-Castelli---design-Albino-Celato

Damasco vase designed by Albino Celato for De Castelli

 

 

 

Jennifer-Brazelton-abstract ceramic-sculpture in red and white

Raised relief abstract sculpture – Jennifer Brazelton

Bay Area, California

 

 

 

Jarras---Aleluia-pitcher mid century made in Portugal

Jarras—Aleluia pitcher

Mid Century, Portugal

 

Ceramic-Light-Sculpture-by-Georges-Pelletier

Georges Pelletier ceramic lamp sculpture

Sold on Artocarpus – Galerie Riviera

 

 

Jack Doherty soda fired porcelain bowl in turquoise and brown

Jack Doherty – soda fired porcelain bowl

 

 

 

Unique-'Farsta-Terra-Spirea'-1957WilhelmKage

Wilhelm Kage, Gustavsberg, Sweden

 

 

 

Elaine-Coleman-14x7-inches,-thrown-and-incised-porcelain,-light-blue-celadon-glaze

Incised porcelain ovoid vessel – Elaine Coleman

 

 

 

Matthew-Metz--Pitcher.-Brown striped Porcelain with a white tree and bird motif with a gold handle

Striped Porcelain Pitcher with bird and tree motifs – Matthew Metz

 

 

 

Rare-Turquoise Van-Briggle-Figural-Vase art nouveau woman

  Figural Vase Van Briggle

 

 

 

David-Hay-'Passage-of-time' elegant glass vase

Glass vase ‘Passage of time’ – David Hay, AUS

 

 

 

CELERY,-YELLOW-WITH-LIGHT-BLUE-CRYSTALS-CRYSTALLINE-GLAZE-VASE-8inchesUwharrie Crystalline Pottery

Uwharrie Crystalline Pottery vase

 

 

 

Hank-Murrow---Tea-jar-fired-in-the-wood-and-waste-oil-kiln-at-the-Pleasant-Hill-Pottery-in-2016.

Tea jar fired in the wood and waste oil kiln at the Pleasant Hill Pottery in 2016. – Hank Murrow

 

 

 

Mougin-Brothers-vase - French art deco with pidgeon relief

Art Deco pidgeon vase – Mougin Brothers

 

 

 

About-Addition Michael Cleff ceramic sculpture

Michael Cleff

 

 

 

Bowl - Bone-china-soluble-salts2-John Shirley

Bowl with bone china & soluble salt surface treatment  – John Shirley, South Africa

 

 

 

 

Michael-LaLone 'Little Fatty' crawl glaze pot 2008

Michael LaLone ‘Little Fatty’ crawl glaze pot

2008

 

 

Matthew-Hylek lidded footed ceramic vessel

Matthew Hyleck

 

 

 

Bol-de-Tony-Laverick large ceramic bowl

Tony Laverick

 

 

 

Alfred-Roullet-Renoleau pink, gold and black jazz age vase

French Art Deco Jazz Age ovoid vase – Alfred Roullet Renoleau

1920’s

 

 

Rare-Italian-Art-Pottery-Vessel-by-Otello-Rosa-for-San-Polo

 Italian Art Pottery Jug by Otello Rosa for San Polo

Otello Rosa was a  sculptor & painter, who from 1951-1959  took over as artistic director of the Venetian ceramic workshop of San Polo (who were making tourist pieces at the time) and re-directed it to his vision- many pieces being unique, and all hand-painted in tin-glazed earthenware with bright glazes with Italian imagery & characters.

See more Venetian pottery here  

 

 

 

YOICHI-OHIRA ceramic gourd vessel

Yoichi Ohira ceramic gourd

 

 

Anne-Darr-Native-American-style-pottery

Anne Darr, Florida

 

 

 

Akiyama-Yo huge ceramic sculpture

Akiyama Yo – ceramic sculpture

 

 

Terrain-Vallonne French ceramic Mid Century style vase

Terrain Vallonne, France

 

 

Helen_FullerHELEN-FULLER-Pleated-Bells,-2013-Hand-built-terracotta-coil-pots,-oxides,-white-slip

‘Pleated Bells’  – Helen Fuller, 2013

Hand built terracotta coil pots, oxides, white slip

 

 

Hans Vangso_ceramic vessel

Hans Vangso

 

 

 

Chinese-Antique-Fahua-Porcelain-Figure

Chinese Fahua Porcelain Figure

 

 

Emmanuel-Manu-Peccatte lidded ovoid vessel

Incised ovoid vessel with lid – Emmanuel Manu Peccatte

 

 

 

Swirling-Ceramic-Art-by-Fenella-Elms

Swirling Ceramic Art by Fenella Elms

                 

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Amazing octopus art

 

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Large Ceramic Twin Octopus Vase by Shayne Greco, NC, USA

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Artifacts from the ancient cities of the Grecian Archipelago and Asia Minor have depicted numerous examples of decorative motifs representing the octopus. They were a very popular artistic theme with the pottery of Crete, Cyprus, Mycenae and Troy and they were generally regarded as a sacred symbol. Octopus art also appeared in Peru and Brazil and was believed to have originated from the ancient Pacific ocean continent of Mu. Having eight legs coming from a central hub, the octopus was aligned to the mystical eight sided ‘Pa Qua’ configuration. This was also known as the Magic Square to the Egyptians or the Lo Shu square  by the Chinese, as it was first observed in China carved on the shell of an elderly tortoise which came from the Lo Shu river. The spider was also given a sacred status due to also having eight legs radiating from a central point.

 

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Moss green octopus – Wax & Bing Studio

Having exceptional polymorphic powers of camouflage due to being boneless and possessing a remarkable skin able to change colour, texture and patterns in a split second, the octopus can shape shift and adapt its appearance to practically anything it wants in the ocean (see video below) They were admired because this reflected the ancient esoteric belief in the metamorphic potential of human beings. Also being colour blind, they must have possessed psychic abilities to be able to interpret their surroundings so accurately. The most rigid part of their body is the eye and they can fit through anything if their eye does. They are blessed with three hearts and like to collect shiny objects off the ocean floor to make ‘octopus gardens’ around their lairs. They are considered the most intelligent of all the invertebrates.
Erik Pontoppidan, the Norwegian historian claimed that the giant kraken (octopus) posed a real danger to sailors due the whirlpool left in their wake and if the creature’s arms were to lay hold of a ship, they had the abiltiy to pull it down to the bottom of the sea. In his ‘The Natural History of Norway’ he described the kraken as “incontestably the largest Sea monster in the world” who had the ability to wrestle with a whale.
The sinuous, malleable and diverse forms of the octopus make its easily adaptable to numerous shapes, hence its popularity with artists and creators.

 

Octopus, cephalopods, kraken and tentacle spectacles

 

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Giant pacific octopus – arm span up to 6 metres

 

 

 

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Kraken attacking a sailing ship

 

 

 

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‘Skin Changers Closet: octopus’  wall art – Kate MacDowell 2015

Sold @Mindy Solomon Gallery

 

 

 

Red ceramic octopus Beth-Allison

Red ceramic octopus – Beth Allison

 

 

Ellen-Jewett-green and blue octopus sculpture

Ellen Jewett

 

 

Ceramic mudka pt with blue octopus by Sue-Anderson

Octo mudka pot – Sue Anderson

 

 

Amphora-rare-octopus-vase in Art Nouveau styling

Art Nouveau octopus vase by Amphora

 

 

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A mural by Belgian artist ROA is part of the street art project ‘Djerbahood’

Photograph- Mohamed Messara-EPA

 

 

 

It’s hard to keep a good octopus down !

 

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‘Inky’ looks content in this photo because he knew he would soon be back in the sea again at Hawke’s Bay in New Zealand.

The morning staff at the National Aquarium of New Zealand arrived recently to see that ‘Inky’ had done a runner in the night. The telltale tentacle tracks were on the floor, he had ‘got kraken’ through the 50 metre drain pipe which led to the sea and his freedom.

 

 

 

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Ancient Pompeii-Herculaneum octopus mosaic

Neil Weightman flickr

 

 

Austrian-Art-Nouveau-Octopus-Vase-by-Stellmacher-for-Amphora,-1901-02

Austrian Art Nouveau Octopus Vase by Stellmacher for Amphora

1901-02

 

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llustration for Jules Verne’s Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea – Alphonse de Neuville & Edouard Riou

1871

 

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Giant Kraken illustration from the original 1870 edition of Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by author Jules Verne

 

 

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Octopus mosaic by Carrie Wilson

 

 

 

Ceramic-Reef-Art-By-Shayne-Greco

Octopus wash basin by Shayne Greco

 

 

 

Cephalopod-Octopus

Chilling out cephalopod

 

 

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Diana Fayt Scrimshaw platter

 

 

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Bronze Octopus Sculpture by Paul Harder, California, USA

 

 

 

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Ancient Greek coin with octopus

Eretria, c. 500-465 BC

 

 

Moss Green-octopus-vase with gold highlights by Tracy Porter

Tracey Porter

 

 

 

Harliequinnxlk octopus chest tattoo

Octopus chest tattoo

 

 

 

Huge-4ft-Mosaic-Octopus-Mosaic-Wall-Art-with-by-LucyDesignsonline

Large glass mosaic octopus by LucyDesignsonline

 

 

 

Black Octopus vase ,-Tammy-Garcia

Black vase with surface relief octopus – Tammy Garcia

 

 

Jellyfish-&-Octopus plate---Ruchika-Madan

Octopus plate – – Ruchika Madan

 

 

 

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‘Octochair’ – Maximo Riera new edition of animal chair collection

 

 

 

Monica-Pharr octopus round plate

Orange octopus plate – Monica Pharr

 

 

 

Moorcroft-Pottery-red Octopus baluster vase

Red Octopus vase  – Moorcroft Pottery

 

 

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Large octopus floor mosaic at Gumalimba Park, Roatan, Honduras

Susan Ward—flickr

 

 

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Glazed ceramic octopus pen toothbrush holder by Miss Mog Devian Art

 

 

 

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Octopus on Face vessel by Mitchell Grafton

 

 

 

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Red mosaic octopus at the museum entrance

Musée océanographique Monaco

 

 

 

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Glass Octopus Sculpture

Glassnfire — etsy

 

 

 

Octopus vase -Suzuki Miyagi

Suzuki Miyagi vase

 

 

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Roman mosaic in  villa in Pompeii

2nd century BC

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Charles Catteau octopus homage to Minoan artists

 

 

 

Sandra-Bryant-blue octopus mosaic art panel

Sandra Bryant octopus mosaic

 

 

 

Sarah-Farrelly geometric decorative pattern octpus

Sarah Farrelly

 

 

 

Seafoam--and red Octopus-sculpture-P-Y-Simpson

Octopus sculpture in seafoam and red by P.Y Simpson

 

 

 

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Tentacled server cake stand – BHLDN

 

 

 

 

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Minoan clay flask showing an Octopus, Palaikastro,

( 1500 B.C.E.) Archaeological Museum in Herakleion.

 

 

 

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Octopus art by Alexis Diaz

 

 

 

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Octopus tea candle lamp sculpture –  Scott Musgrove , Seattle

 

 

 

Jennifer-McCurdy---Octopus-Jar black vessel

‘Octopus Jar’  – Jennifer McCurdy

 

 

 

Zoey-Friends ceramic octopus art

Zoe Friend, Boston

 

 

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Cast octopus desk ornament – Wangstone

 

 

 

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Seattle Country Day School mosaic mural octopus

 

 

 

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Wall bronze octopus key holder

 

 

 

Oliver-the-Octopus---Kyle-Guymon-sager firing ovoid vase

‘Oliver the Octopus’ — Kyle Guymon  – sager fired ovoid vase

 

 

 

Ephraim-Faience-Pottery Wisconsin USA - ceramic octopus sculpture

Ephraim Faience Pottery, Wisconsin USA

 

 

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Lady Gaga adorned in an octopus outfit

Artpop Tour Madison Garden

 

 

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 19th Century drawing of a colossal octopus by Pierre Denys de Montfort

This depicted a French ship reportedly attacked by a kraken off the coast of Angola.

 

 

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Bright pink octopus Paris street art by Vinnie

 

 

 

Red octopus yes_mural_Brooklyn_full by Yuko-Shimizu

Octopus yes mural – Yuko Shimizu

80 ft long – Dumbo, Brooklyn

 

 

 

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Octopus salad bowl – Cornwall

 

 

 

Octopui polymorphism

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEXT POST  —  Daily Pottery Art Feed – extended

 

The Art Explorer

 

 

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Passionate art lovers will sometimes go to extraordinary lengths to see or acquire a piece of art. Franck Goddio spent 13 years uncovering the sunken ancient Egyptian city of Thonis in the Mediterranean Sea (see below) to reveal exquisite treasures such as a grand temple of the god Amun. Whether it’s finding sunken artifacts or the chance discovery of a rare antique object at a bric-a-bac stall, there is a definite allure to searching for art and being rewarded with a find. The dedication of collectors who harbor a desire to to own a piece of art is also noteworthy. They can spend decades patiently waiting for a piece to become available and with luck manage to be triumphant at an auction. Enduring day long journeys in heat and dust to see rare statues or visit a temple is also where the dedication of the art aficionados is on display. Rising before sunrise on the weekend to get to an antique market to snare a bargain is also the modus operandi for some. Even a visit to the Paris Louvre requires a certain dedication with the long queues. Fortunately they are handsomely rewarded for their efforts. The painstaking work of archaeologists to discover and unearth mysteries from the past is admirable for their commitment.
This post presents a collection of links ranging from travel destinations for art, museums, art and antique exhibitions, pottery fairs and other guides for finding and exploring art.

 

Art exploration –  ancient and contemporary:

 

Venice Biennial 2017    13May – 26 November 2017

 

Biennale Arte 2017

The 57th International Art Exhibition, titled Viva Arte Viva, is open to the public from Saturday May 13th to Sunday November 26th, at Arsenale and Giardini venues, and in several locations in Venice. The show features 120 invited artists, 103 of these are participating for the first time, 86 National Participations, Special Projects, and 23 Collateral Events.

 

Berlin Art Week    13 – 17 September 2017

 

Berlin Art Week is a highlight on the contemporary art calendar in the German capital. For the sixth time, the Berlin art world will be hosting exhibition openings, fairs, prize award ceremonies, artist films, and numerous special events during the week. The rich variety of this fall program is made possible by the joint collaboration of institutions, galleries, artist, collectors, and project spaces and draws international attention.

 

Berlin Art Week | Berlin Art Week

Berlin Art Week is a highlight on the contemporary art calendar in the German capital. For the sixth time, the Berlin art world will be hosting exhibition openings, fairs, prize award ceremonies, artist films, and numerous special events during the week.

 

 

 

Salad Days 2017 

Saturday, July 8 from 11:00 am-3:00 pm!

Salad Days

(Advance ticket purchase has closed but there are still plenty of tickets available for purchase at Salad Days. See you Saturday!) On the second Saturday of July each year, hundreds of people come to the Watershed campus for a memorable picnic-and carry home handcrafted ceramic plates as souvenirs of this special day.

 

 

ICFF — May 21-24, 2017 Javits Center, NYC

ICFF | High End Luxury Furniture Fair | NYC

ICFF features what’s best and what’s next in contemporary design, luxury interiors and high end furniture. Extraordinary styles by top international furniture brands and emerging new talent highlight unique furnishings, seating, wall covering, carpeting, accessories, lighting, kitchen, bath, outdoor furniture and more. The North American platform for International design, ICFF takes over the Jacob K.

 

 

 

NGV –  Van Gogh and the Seasons

28 APR 17 – 9 JUL 17

 

‘The parsonage garden in the snow’ – Van Gogh

January 1885 Nuenen

 

 

‘Wheatfield’ June 1888 Arles – Vincent Van Gogh

Van Gogh and the Seasons

The National Gallery of Victoria, in partnership with Art Exhibitions Australia, presents Van Gogh and the Seasons for the 2017 Melbourne Winter Masterpieces exhibition. Curated by Sjraar van Heugten, independent art historian and former Head of Collections at the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, Van Gogh and the Seasons is exclusive to Melbourne and presents the largest collection of Van Gogh artworks to ever travel to Australia.

 

 

Small Great Italian Museums

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Articoli della rubrica Piccoli Grandi Musei Italiani.

Art in Clay Hatfield 

18th 19th 20th August 2017 
Pottery & Ceramics Festival
Hatfield House
Hertfordshire

 

 

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Art in Clay Hatfield

Art in Clay Hatfield is an outdoor summer event held in marquees in the beautiful parklands of Hatfield House. A large event of over 200 exhibitors, including a full programme of talks & demonstrations and a Clay Creation Zone to fire your imagination.

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Deccember 3, 2016 – January 29, 2017

Photos1440 – 2016 exhibition – Clique Photo Club

Photographers are the eyes of the newsroom. Since the late 1800s Sydney Morning Herald photographers have been capturing events, stories and moments that enrich our understanding of the world.

 

Scvlptvre

 November 18, 19, 20  2016

Palais des congrès de Montréal.

 

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Scvlptvre

Salon de la sculpture, Scvlptvre, exposition de sculptures, Palais des Congrès de Montréal 18,19, 20 Novembre 2016.

Revolt Of The Sage

24th Nov – 21st Jan 2017

Blain Southern (4 Hanover Square), London

 

Art Event: Revolt of the Sage

Horst Ademeit, Lynn Chadwick, Hanne Darboven, Haris Epaminonda, Geoffrey Farmer, Jannis Kounellis, Mark Lewis, Goshka Macuga, Christian Marclay, Simon Moretti, David Noonan, Sigmar Polke, Erin Shirreff, Michael Simpson, John Stezaker and Paloma Varga Weisz. Curated by Simon Moretti and Craig Burnett Revolt of the Sage is an exhibition that takes its title from one of Giorgio de Chirico’s ‘metaphysical interiors’, painted in 1916.

Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi

Sydney, Australia
20th October – 6th November, 2016

 

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See more sculptures here – Sculpture by the Sea – 20th Anniversary

Home – Sculpture by the Sea

Bondi, 21st annual exhibition | 19 October – 5 November 2017 Cottesloe, 14th annual exhibition | 2 – 19 March 2018 Join us for the largest free to the public sculpture exhibitions in the world! Home page image credits

 

Biennale Interieur 2016

25th Silver Edition
14-23 October   Kortrijk, Belgium

 

 

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Participants | Biennale Interieur

To celebrate their 50th anniversary, Belgian classic Durlet has infused their collection with new additions. Durlet – who haven’t missed a single edition of Biennale Interieur – and young designer Sylvain Willenz join forces on this new, airy sofa. Yale is a comfortable, cosy seating unit that will make you feel as if you’re floating on air.

Berlin Art Week

13 – 18 September, 2016

 

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Berlin Art Week

photo Amin Akhtar

 

 

Berlin Art Week | Berlin Art Week

Berlin Art Week is a highlight on the contemporary art calendar in the German capital. For the sixth time, the Berlin art world will be hosting exhibition openings, fairs, prize award ceremonies, artist films, and numerous special events during the week.

 

Plaza Art Fair

Friday, September 23, 2016 – Sunday, September 25, 2016

Plaza Art Fair | Country Club Plaza

Country Club Plaza: An exceptional blend of major fashion houses and local favorites, along with dozens of fine restaurants.

Degas – A New Vision – NGV – (National Gallery Victoria)

Currently running till 18th September 2016

 

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‘The Woman In Movement’ – Edgar Degas

 

Edgar Degas is one of the most celebrated artists associated with French Impressionism. The art he made over more than fifty years of constant creativity and renewal embraces painting, drawing, printmaking, monotypes, sculpture and photography, and has had an immense impact on modern and contemporary art. Modern life as he experienced it in nineteenth-century Paris provided Degas with a repertoire of motifs he explored with endless variation and innovation; from scenes of work and industry to ballet and the theatre, racecourses and boudoirs. This sweeping exhibition brings together more than 200 works by Degas from dozens of collections worldwide, offering a fresh and dynamic reappraisal of this legendary artist’s genius.

Degas | NGV

Marriage of Degas’s parents, Laurent-Pierre-Augustin-Hyacinthe (Auguste) De Gas, banker, aged twenty-four, of Paris, formerly of Naples, and Marie Célestine Musson, of Paris. The artist Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas is born at 8 rue Saint-Georges, Paris. The artist’s brother Achille De Gas is born at 21 rue de la Victoire, Paris.

 

Le Don du Fel – 9th European Ceramic Sculpture Festival, 2016

 

Mo Jupp, Jean-Marie Borgeaud, Emma Rodgers, Michael Flynn, Michel Wohlfahrt
from the 26th of June to the 11th of August, 2016

 

 

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Jean Marie Borgeaud

 

Now Showing – Le Don du Fel

Fidèle à son inspiration initiale née au tout début de sa formation artistique, James a, jusqu’à tout dernièrement, décliné ses sculptures à partir d’un seul point de départ, – le contenant ; ou pour employer un terme plus approprié car plus proche de l’anglais d’origine, le vaisseau.

 

MAISON&OBJET

September 2- 6, 2016

September 3-10, 2016 – Paris Design Week

The multi-multicultural crossroads of contemporary living.

MAISON&OBJET is the major event for professionals working in the art of living in all its rich and varied expressions. The lifestyle show brings together a 360°product offering. Decoration, design, furniture, accessories, textiles, fragrances, the world of children, tableware.

 

 

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PARIS DESIGN WEEK is an itinerary uniting 300 participants that all proudly promote first-rate design in Paris, sprinkled with exhibits and festive parties organized each night of the week, aimed at design lovers and the French and international trade who will be in Paris for the MAISON&OBJET show.

Futura festival, 2016

25 to 27 August

20 concerts, 1 Nuit Blanche (from midnight to 8 am),
100 speakers, for concerts in total sound immersion
1 large screen for video projections
6 performers on acousmonium: Eric Broitmann , Guillaume Contré ,Tomonari Higaki , Olivier Lamarche , Jonathan Prager and Nathanaëlle Raboisson

 

 

FESTIVAL FUTURA

musique acousmatique, art radiophonique, installation, vidéo

 

 

 

Sublime Symmetry,  2016

 

A touring exhibition showcasing the work of celebrated Victorian Arts and Crafts designer, William De Morgan.

 

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1st june to 4th September 2016  –  free entry

Cannon Hall Museum, Park and Gardens, Bark House Lane, Cawthorne, Barnsley South Yorkshire S75 4AT

Set in 70 acres of parkland, this country house museum is home to an impressive collection including ceramics, glass, furniture and Old Master paintings.  

 

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William De Morgan, Two Handled Vase with Persian Floral Decoration, 1882-1888

Cannon Hall – Offical website – The De Morgan Foundation: Sublime Symmetry

From his mystical beasts that wrap themselves round the contours of his vases, to his playful tiles that imitate a garden trellises, William De Morgan’s ceramic designs have fascinated thousands in the last hundred years or so since he started producing them in earnest.

 

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

21 May 2016 to 21 Jan 2017 – Free Entry

 

Non Vital –

The artist’s first major retrospective in the UK brings together the work he has created in locales across the world.

 

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‘Heads’ – Non Vital – 2014

Photo Eric Gregory Powell

The historically designed landscape of YSP remains home to a series of monumental and imposing sculptures by KAWS

 

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Monumental Kaws sculpture

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Yorkshire Sculpture Park is the UK’s leading open-air gallery.

 

 

Sydney Vivid 2016 – Light, Music, Ideas

27 May to 18 June

 

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Vivid Sydney

The official Vivid Sydney website. Vivid Sydney is where art, technology and commerce intersect. Vivid Sydney 2017 will be held from 26th May – 17th Jun 2017.

 

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Heiva, Tahiti

Thursday 02 to Saturday, June 4 at Place To’ata.

The annual Heiva, started in 1881, is an iconic event for Polynesian culture. Dance competitions, which are some of the most important events in Heiva, are prepared for months in advance by dancers.

 

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‘The Hand-dance of Aparima’ – Heiva, Tahiti

photo -Mark Sisson

 

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Découvrez Page introuvable : Erreur 404 sur le site http://www.tahiti-tourisme.pf/ – Tahiti Tourisme

 

 

 

Mount Hagen Cultural Show 2016 – New Guinea

20th – 21st August

Tribes from all over the Western Highlands Province of Papua New Guinea and other neighbouring tribes from the Highlands region will gather in the township of Mt. Hagen to put on exciting cultural performances.

 

 

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Events | Papua New Guinea Tourism Promotion Authority | Hagen Show

The 2017 Hagen Show is set for August 19th to 20th. Held in the Western Highlands township of Mt. Hagen, the cultural show is expected to be a rousing event.

 

 

Venice Art Crawl – July 21, 2016

 

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The Venice Art Crawl’s mission is to foster and reinvigorate the creativity that has historically and currently makes Venice such a vibrant and dynamic community.

 

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VAC light sculpture – Shana Koenig

 

Ecole Claire Fontaine Features Kids Booth during Venice Art Crawl

July 21, 2016 Thursday, July 21st, 2016 6:00 – 8:00 pm Volunteers needed! Contact Laura Alice at (310) 482-0422 or lauraalice@mac.com

 

5th International Biennial of Contemporary Ceramics of Sevres

from 12 to 29 May 2016 – 47 Grande Rue, Sevres, France

 

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Ceramic Biennale (5th edition )

Now unavoidable, this international biennial welcomes the guests of honor Valérie Hermans and Jean-Paul Azaïs along with 42 other ceramic artists.
They share a love of nature and the earth. On clean shapes, box, nest, they drove passionate research. John Paul reveals the poetry of clay with natural glazes. Valerie works with high temperature glazes and especially celadon. Both, alchemists, playing with fire.

See more here

 

 

10 London highlights

 

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A visitor walks through an exhibition room at the Sir John Soane’s Museum in London, UK. Photo: Bloomberg

 

 

The 10 London highlights most visitors miss

Ticked off the Tower of London? Ridden the Millennium Eye? Perused the Palace? Well, there’s plenty more to see in London, much of which is cruelly ignored by all but the most intrepid visitor – such as… Ridiculously and unashamedly grisly, the Old Operating Theatre delves into the world of 18th and 19th century surgery.

 

 

Visiting Masterpieces: Pairing Picasso

February 13, 2016 – June 26, 2016

 

 

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Visiting Masterpieces: Pairing Picasso

This dossier exhibition centers on pairing and juxtaposing works by Pablo Picasso (1881-1973). A loan of four major works from the Fondation Beyeler in Basel, Switzerland, and loans from private collections will complement the MFA’s holdings of painting and sculpture by the artist, looking at different stages of his career and his exploration of form.

 

 

London Gallery – Erskine, Hall and Coe

Nine Potters Anniversary Edition

30th March – 23 April, 2016

An exhibition featuring the works of Michael Cardew, Claudi Casanovas, Hans Coper, Elizabeth Fritsch, Ewen Henderson, Bernard Leach, Katherine Pleydell-Bouverie, Elizabeth Raeburn and Lucie Rie.

 

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Erskine Hall & Coe – Ceramics & Modern Art Gallery, London

Mayfair gallery specialising in Contemporary and Studio Ceramics. Upcoming solo shows include – ‘Shozo Michikawa’, ‘Yasuhisa Kohyama’ & ‘Koji Hatakeyama’

 

Annual Michigan Regional Exhibition

May 12 – August 3

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Exhibitions – Muskegon Art Museum

The 89th Michigan Regional Exhibition returns to again showcase some of the best contemporary art being created by Michigan artists. The juried 89th Michigan Regional Exhibition, featuring 156 works from 145 artists, returns to showcase some of the best contemporary art in Michigan.

Long Beach Antique Market, USA

Long Beach Veterans Stadium – Antiques, Collectibles, Vintage items

Third Sunday of every month, next event on Sunday July 17

 

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Home – Long Beach Antique Market

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Art Nouveau and architecture

 

The World’s Best Cities for Viewing Art Nouveau Art and Architecture

Art Nouveau, or “the new art,” hit its peak at the turn of the 20th Century and today looks more vintage than modern. Also known as Jugendstil and Stile Liberty, and a close kin to Arts and Crafts and Modernism, the movement was filled with fluidity and the organic, natural form and stretched across the European continent, Britain, North America, and beyond.

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Discovery of sunken Egyptian city

 

Known as Thonis to the ancient Egyptians and Heracleion to the ancient Greeks the city was rediscovered in 2000 by French underwater archaeologist Dr. Franck Goddio and a team from the European Institute for Underwater Archeology (IEASM) after a four-year geophysical survey. On the sunken Island of Antirhodos, the ruins of the lost city the size of Paris was found 30 feet under the surface of the Mediterranean Sea in Aboukir Bay, near Alexandria. This city, shrouded in myth, was swallowed by the Mediterranean Sea and buried in sand and mud for more than 1,200 years.  Archeologists are now unearthing the mysteries of Heracleion, and uncovering amazingly well-preserved artifacts telling the story of a vibrant classical-era port.

 

 

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Egyptian statue buried underwater

 

 

 

Portrait of a pharaoh, Quartzite, 25th dynasty (712-661 BC) with characteristic traits of the statuary of the 25th so-called Ethiopian Dynasty (8th century BC).

Portrait of a pharaoh, Quartzite, 25th dynasty (712-661 BC) with characteristic traits of the statuary of the 25th so-called Ethiopian Dynasty (8th century BC).

 

 

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Lifting an Egyptian statue from the submerged city – Monumental statue of red granite (5.4 m) representing Hapy, god of the Nile flood and symbol of abundance and fertility.

 

 

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Head of a colossal red granite statue of a pharaoh is raised to the surface.

 

 

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Discovery of an ancient inscribed Egyptian tablet- The stele of Thonis-Heracleion (1.90 m), ordered by Pharaoh Nectanebo I (378-362 BC), is almost identical to the stele of Naukratis in the Egyptian Museum of Cairo.

 

 

Onlookers watch Franck Goddio and his team watch the raising of a colossal Egyptian statue of red granite from the Mediterranean Sea

Franck Goddio and his team watch the rise to the surface of a colossal statue of red granite (5.4 m) representing the god Hapy, symbol of abundance and fertility and god of the Nile flood which stood in front of the temple of Heracleion. Never before has the statue of a god of this size been discovered in Egypt, which indicates Hapy’s importance for the Canopic branch, the largest and most important of the Nile branches at that time. Hapy looks happy to be rediscovered.

 

Underwater-statue off the coast of Alexandria

 One of the finest finds in Abukir Bay is the remarkable dark stone statue of a 3rd century Ptolemaic queen, very probably Cleopatra II or Cleopatra III

 

 

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Recovery of monumental Egyptian sculpture – archaeologists Franck Goddio and his team inspect the colossal red granite statue of a pharaoh of over 5 metres height, weighing 5.5 tons

 

 

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The statue of an Isis priest holding an Osiris-jar found on the sunken Island of Antirhodos in the great harbour of Alexandria

 

 

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Above view of the colossal triad of 5-metre high red granite statues of a pharaoh, his queen and the god Hapy, dating from the 4th century BC, which stood in front of the great temple of Heracleion. They are lying on a pontoon barge together with the 17 fragments of an over 5-metre high 2nd century BC red granite stele in reassembly.

 

 

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 Egyptian potter ?

 

 

 

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A diver eye-to-eye with a sphinx made out of black granite. The face of the sphinx is believed to represent Ptolemy XII, father of the famous Cleopatra VII.

 

 

 

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Majestic lion statue

 

 

 

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Ceramic bowl that dates from the 1st century BC – 1st century AD. Its shape suggests that it may have been used for divination rituals.

 

 

 

 

Sunken Cities – Egypt’s lost worlds

19 May – 27 November 2016, British Museum

 

Sunken cities

London’s must-see summer exhibition – Submerged under the sea for over a thousand years, two lost cities of ancient Egypt were recently rediscovered. Their story is told for the first time at the British Museum.

More Franck Goddio finds

 

Porcelain dishes in blue and white appear after the sediment has been removed from the wreck of the Lena Shoal junk.

Porcelain dishes in blue and white appear after the sediment has been removed from the wreck of the Lena Shoal junk.

 

 

 

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Rediscovering Shi Cheng, a Chinese Lion City which was flooded half a century ago

All photos ©Franck Goddio/Hilti Foundation, photo: Christoph Gerigk

franckgoddio.org

 

 

 

Easter Island Moai have bodies too

 

                                Revealing the whole size of an Easter-Island-stone-statue

Excavated Easter Island Moai reveals the hidden body, which got buried through mud slides.

 

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Art of  Santa Fe

 

List of Sante Fe galleries – follow link

Shop for world-class art in a laid-back setting in Santa Fe, N.M.

Although it’s considered one of the top art centers of the Western world, Santa Fe has its drawbacks. Like the lack of sidewalks on much of well-known Canyon Road, home to more than 100 galleries. I thought about this when a Pepsi truck driver honked and sternly yelled “Watch out, lady” as I sidestepped a muddy puddle on the cobblestone street.

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Lucio Lopez-Rey

 

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JCompton Gallery

 

 

LAPADA Art & Antiques Association

Click the link below for the 2016 calendar of 20 Art and Antique events

 

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Olympia art and antique fair, UK

 

 

Potfest in the Park 2016 – July 29th – 31st

Fri, Sat & Sun 10am – 5pm daily

Over 100 exhibitors from all over Europe and beyond. All with very distinctive individual styles, all passionate about working with clay.

 

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Potfest Pottery Events & Ceramic Shows UK. Come Along & Meet Potters in Penrith, Hutton-Roof in Cumbria & Scone Palace Scotland

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 ”Monks Cave’ by Daniel Boyle

 

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Potfest in the Park

 

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‘They came from the East, bearing gifts’  by Ralph Jandrell

Photos Christine Cox

 

 

Rodin Museum

 

The musée Rodin | Rodin Museum

A monographic museum, the Musée Rodin contains the largest collection of the sculptor’s works at two sites, in Paris, at the Hôtel Biron, and in Meudon, site of his former home, atelier, and reserve collection. Created in 1916, thanks to Auguste Rodin’s donation of his works and his collections to the French State, it opened in 1919.

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Camille Claudel

 

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Burghers of Calais – Auguste Rodin

 Musée Rodin

Potters Market Seillans, France

August 15, 2016

 

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Marché Potier de Seillans

Marché Potier de Seillans, Var – 40 potiers céramistes vous proposent leurs créations lors du marché potier du 15 août

 

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Seillans pottery market

 

 

The Madrid Art and Ceramics Fair

From 19/11/2016 to 27/11/2016. From 12:00 to 21:00.

 

Feriarte, Feria de Arte y Antiguedades – Feriarte Colecciona

Arte y restauracion, feria de antigüedades y coleccionismo Feriarte. Este evento supone el centro del mercado de las artes antiguas, decorativas y la pintura – Feriarte Colecciona

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Madrid Art and Ceramics Fair

 

African-masks at Madrid art and antiques fair

 

 

Art Deco cities

 

10 Great Art Deco Cities You Might Not Know About

The coastal town of Napier, New Zealand, is in the throes of its annual Tremains Art Deco Weekend, “celebrating the hope and optimism of the ’20s and ’30s.” The Art Deco design style ushered in a modern era of experimentation-all sharp angles and geometric precision, ornate embellishments and golden accents-that left many beautiful landmarks around the world, most notably in cities like New York, Chicago, and Miami.

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Napier Art Deco

 

 

 

Keramisto 2016!  Netherlands

17 and 18 September

 

Internationale keramiekmanifestatie Keramisto 2016!

Keramisto biedt al meer dan 25 jaar een schitterend aanbod aan keramiek in al zijn verschijningsvormen. Kortom, een manifestatie met internationale allure!

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Keramisto

 

London free art

 

Free art in London

Looking at great art needn’t cost the same as buying great art. With a shed-load of free art exhibitions in London, wandering through sculptures, being blinded by neon or admiring some of the best photography in London needn’t cost a penny. Here’s our pick of the best free art exhibitions this week and beyond.

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Photograph by Richard Avedon

 

 

European Art Nouveau

10 of the best European cities for art nouveau

Art nouveau was the curvilinear, nature-inspired style that dominated everything from jewellery to architecture at the start of the 20th century. As it spread throughout Europe and across the Atlantic it followed two main strands: the curvy, whiplash decoration that flowed out of Paris-Brussels and the more linear, geometric style seen in Vienna and Glasgow.

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Art Nouveau Museum, Riga

 

 

Toronto Potters Exhibition

October 14 – November 6, 2016

 

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19th Biennial Juried Exhibition 2016 | Toronto Potters

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‘Kaleidoscope Landscape Bowl’  – Renee Kleiman

Toronto Potters 2014

 

 

 

Art Basel Modern and contemporary art, Miami

December 1 – 4, 2016

Art Basel in America at Miami Beach | Miami Beach | Art Basel

Art Basel in America at Miami Beach ranks as the premier art show of the Americas offering a premier platform for renowned artists and galleries.

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Guaratiba – Roberto Burle Marx, 1989

 

 

Paris by the beach

 

10 of the best ways to enjoy Paris … on a budget

Every summer the city creates “fake” beaches with huge plots of sand around the Seine and the Bassin de la Villette. Dubbed “Paris Plages”, this year it begins on 20 July and is open every day, free of charge, from 9am to midnight.

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Musée Carnavalet. Photograph- R Ian Lloyd

Masterfile/Corbis

 

 

 

Museums and galleries of Paris

 

Paris’s best museums and art galleries

Centre Georges Pompidou The Pompidou was groundbreaking when it opened in 1977, both for Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers’s colourful, hi-tech architecture and its multidisciplinary approach and I still find it one of the city’s most exciting buildings.

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Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris

 

 

Budget Venice

 

Venice on a budget: the best cheap hotels and restaurants

Stylish, urbane and impeccably kept, a great find for the budget-conscious traveller. Ten rooms in the main part of the hotel cluster around a delightful courtyard with ancient columns and a lovely antique well head. The look is classic Venetian with a contemporary twist; the feel is laid-back and very friendly.

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Gothic relief in Venice, sculpted around 1430, showing Madonna and Child sided by Mark the Evangelist and John the Baptist,  Campo San Zaccaria

Photo by Giovanni Dall’Orto – Wikimedia Commons

 

Paris Louvre

 

The Louvre’s collection covers Western art from the medieval period to 1848, formative works from the civilisations of the ancient world, and works of Islamic art. See the collections with the link.

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Nymph and Triton surrounded by two geniuses – Jean Goujon

Curatorial Departments | Louvre Museum | Paris

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If you want to avoid the queues then try using the entrance at the Porte des Lions just east of the Pont Royal; at number 99 the Rue du Rivoli; at the Arc du Carousel or directly from the Metro station Palais Royal-Musée du Louvre (platform on line 1).

You can escape the queues completely by purchasing your ticket in advance at FNAC or other department stores

 

 

The world’s coolest museums

It doesn’t look that flash: if anything, it resembles a large black crayon. Not what you would imagine a magic wand to look like. Nonetheless, that is precisely what visitors to Manhattan’s Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum are getting when they are issued with a Pen. The Pen is a go-anywhere, do-anything tool for visitors.

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Eli & Edythe Broad Art Museum, Lansing, USA

 

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13 Art Trips You Need To Take

One of our favorite things to do on a trip is to visit a top-notch museum, whether we see a blockbuster exhibit by an internationally known artist or we stumble upon a little-known institution with an exciting collection.

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Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

 

 

10 of the best museums in Europe… that you’ve probably never heard of

A line of yellow penguins and a group of giant, faceless crawling babies marks the site of Museum Kampa, a modern art gallery on Prague’s leafy Kampa Island. The giant babies – by Czech sculptor David Černý – and the surreal penguins,which glow brightly at night, are a popular photo opportunity.

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Centrale Montemartini, Rome

Photograph–Massimo Listri, Corbis

 

 

25 Top Tourist Attractions in Paris

Last updated on March 6, 2017 in France As the capital city of France, Paris has endured as an important city for more than 2,000 years. Often called by nicknames like the “city of love” and “city of lights,” Paris is today one of the world’s leading centers for business, fashion, entertainment, art and culture.

 

Argilla Argentona. International Ceramics Fair

1st, 2nd and 3rd July 2016

 

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Ceramic fair – Argentona (Spain)

INTERNATIONAL CERAMICS FAIR The international Ceramic and Pottery Fair is the most important market fair of Catalonia and Spain in its specialty because of the great quantity and quality of artisans which participate. About 65.000 people are expected, being visitors, dealers and other professionals.

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Argentona street market

 

Free Paris

 

Top 20 free things to do in Paris

City of love, fashion capital, literary paradise… Paris has many different guises. And while museum entry can be steep and fine dining comes at a premium, the French capital can also be a cheap date.

 

 

Italian cultural holidays

 

The 10 best Italian cultural holidays for 2017

These are two of the most under-appreciated art cities in Italy and Martin Randall combines them into a fascinating tour. Down on the coast, Ravenna is home to some of the greatest buildings of late antiquity with among the finest surviving Byzantine mosaics.

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San Vitale mosaic, Ravenna

 

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Leaning tower, Pisa

 

Paris off the beaten track

 

10 of the best spots for culture in Paris

There are good reasons why the Louvre and the Eiffel Tower are respectively the most visited museum and monument in the world. However, we thought we’d go slightly off the beaten tracks and reveal some of Parisians’ favourite cultural hotspots.

Venice highlights

 

The 20 must-do highlights of Venice

1 SEE THE GRAND CANAL It’s likely the almost four-kilometre Grand Canal, Venice’s monumental palazzo-lined watery main street, will be a prominent feature of your visit. Even when viewed from a crowded vaporetto, or waterbus (see below), the Grand Canal is magnificent, but it’s best experienced by boat late at night when it’s at its most serene and blissfully free of the water traffic that dominates it by day.

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Mid Century ceramic vessel – San Polo, Venice

 

 

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San Giorgio Maggiore Church, Venice

The Baroque church rises on homonymous island; visible from San Marco Square

 

Art tours – Florence & Tuscany

 

Art Tours – Florence & Tuscany

Defining the landscape of the city are the great churches of the Franciscans and Dominicans, treasure troves that remind us that these communities shaped the cultural development of Europe. They sit alongside the palaces of the Medici and their peers whose artistic patronage helped change the course of art history.

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A relief panel on the East Doors of the Baptistry in Florence, Italy.

 

 

The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia

Federation Square, Melbourne

The home of Australian art, presenting Indigenous and non-Indigenous art from the colonial period to the present day.
General entry is free
Open 10am–5pm

 

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Enfilade and Intrafilament, the Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia at Federation Square

In August 1968 when the National Gallery of Victoria in St Kilda Road was opened, reviews were mixed. From the public perspective, the building, designed by the Melbourne architect Roy Grounds, was an overwhelmingly popular success. From the art and architectural professions, there was hot debate, largely over the way the building looked, and how the art inside it was displayed.

The San Francisco Fall Antiques Show

October 27-30

 

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Patrick Mestdagh

 

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The oldest and most prestigious international art and antiques show on the West Coast. An extraordinary range of fine and decorative arts from across time

 

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Afrocentric Artistry

 

 

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Yoruba Olumeye (Kneeling Female Offering Bowl)

Nigeria

 

 

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 Earthenware pot with four handles,with applied sculptural elements, possibly Igbo people

Nigeria  ca. 1900-24

 

African art motives

 

In many parts of Africa there is still a vital interaction that occurs between the people, their pottery and arts, and the spirit world. Originally, all across Africa, their ceremonial art had a purpose – attracting blessings for good harvests, bringing fertility, warding off disease along with natural calamities and evil spirits and lso helping make social decisions and reaching judgments. The finished products were usually subjected to a ritualistic process to raise its presence and power. Their creative instincts are still a force in producing works that reinforce spiritual concepts ranging from the liturgical art of Ethiopia to representations of the Dogon creation myths and countless other deities of worship like goddess icons of Mama Wati. Some of the most spectacular pieces are produced specifically to be presented on their shrines. While changes in religious beliefs and practices has led to the abandonment of some art and pottery forms and traditions, in other places the ritual significance of pots and art objects still endures. These pieces were formerly placed on altars with each vessel having a very specific symbolic meaning and upholding a cohesive framework for their social and spiritual beliefs. With the unveiling of more ancient pots and artifacts through archaeology and deeper interaction in Africa, the social and mystical meanings of individual pieces are being discovered. This has been aided by gleaning knowledge about the women and men who created them and the social, economic, and spiritual contexts from which they were conceived, created, and used.

 

 

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African Ligbi culture mask

 

 

The African sculptural human forms aren’t always proportional and can exaggerate specific bodily characteristics to emphasize or draw attention to a particular aspect. The heads are quite often larger than the body with wide lips and geometrically simplified shapes and abstract figural forms being common. The 15th century Benin statues were graceful with tall and slender proportions and they liked to make bronze figures of their kings ( Onis) which were much more naturalistic in style.

Silvia Forni’s work with potters in several communities in Cameroon led her to the conclusion that from birth to death and beyond, pots are important agents in their social life. Lisa Aronson’s research into Vodun arts in Ghana revealed that the methods employed for building their everyday and ritual (Vodun) pots, can be understood as a visualization of the spiritual world, especially when seen in concert with the iconographic embellishment of the vessels. The Shona artists of Zimbabwe believe their art comes from deep within and that they are connected to a Pan African cosmology. Other African artists usually share a similar trait, their works reflecting a freedom and spontaneity typical of artistry rich in spirit.
Increased access to modern conveniences and utilitarian products have changed the demand for pottery in some African locations while other places are still thriving. Nigeria and west-central Cameroon are still pottery-rich areas while the modern Yoruba are prolific potters with origins that reach back to exquisite vessels and sculptures from their ancient past. They are still producing a diverse array of vessels that includes water containers, storage pots, ritual vessels and decorative arts. It is not uncommon to witness pottery and art objects being created with the exact techniques that have been employed for centuries. ( see here ).

Michael Cardew gave an excellent account of an African artist at work with his impressions of Lady Kwali manipulating clay:

“To watch Ladi Kwali building her pots by hand is an enlightening experience, quite as stimulating as one’s first sight of a good thrower at work. You realize with surprise that it is not necessary to have a potter’s wheel in order to achieve pots which have the appearance of perfect symmetry. One also experiences … the exhilaration of watching a craftsman who seems to be doing the impossible and to be always on the brink of disaster, yet is entirely unafraid, and entirely confident with the confidence that comes from a lifetime of devotion to the craft. Crowning all this, her personal charm radiates all her art and everything she does and seems to be the epitome of the deep-seated culture of Africa.”

 

 

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A bronze figural weight used for weighing gold dust used as a currency in the Baule region

 

 

 

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‘Dan Tribe’, Ivory Coast,  National Geographic, July 1982,  Michael and Aubine Kirtley

 

 

 

 

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Baule Mblo mask from Cote D’Ivoire, Africa

 

 

 

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Ethiopian Omo Valley face art

columbusmagazine.nl

 

 

 

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African Mask from the Dan people of Ivory Coast or Liberia

Wood, fiber, metal ca. prior to 1976

 

 

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Water Vessel from Chad, Africa

20th century

 

 

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‘Old Time Friend’ –  Simon Muriithi

Kenya Arts Diary

 

 

 

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Carved wood ancestral sculpture

Tikar, Cameroon

 

 

 

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Djenne equestrian figure, Mali

c. 13th-16th century (terracotta)

 

 

 

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An African Mask from the Tikar tribe of Cameroon-17inches-high

Genuineafrica.com

 

 

 

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“Baba Ichanga” wearing traditional gelede mask and holding a baby Sanga village, Ketou, Benin

photo © David Paul Carr

 

 

 

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Mangbetu anthropomorphic jar / vessel in the form of a woman—Democratic Republic of  Congo-19th-20th century – Met, NY

 

 

 

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Tri legged grain storage ceramic pot – Bamileke, Cameroon

 

 

 

 

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Baluba round Mask

 

 

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Wooden anthropomorphic cup from the Kuba people of DR Congo, Africa

 

 

 

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A ceramic vessel from the Mambila peoples – Nigeria, Cameroon

 

 

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African Baule Moon Mask—Ivory Coast

 

 

 

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Shona abstract sculpture – ‘Reflection’ by Ishmael Chitiyo, Zinbabwe

Height – 39cm

 

 

 

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Bottle – Ngbandi Congo

Early mid-20th-century

 

 

 

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Tikar-mask in black wood and brass

Cameroon

 

 

 

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Cavalier Bini Edo

 

 

 

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Chokwe Chief holding a sanza, a musical instrument of the ideophone family, with metal keys and gourd resonator.

20th century

photo: Werner Foreman

 

 

 

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Teme Bundu coming of age ritual mask

Serre Leone

 

 

 

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Charles Searles

 

 

 

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Carved ebony female bust

Besmo, Kenya

 

 

 

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Fang mask – Gabon

 

 

 

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African female head with crown – copper alloy

 

 

 

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Helmet Mask (Nyachi) from the Kuba people (Kete group) from the Sankuru River region of the DR Congo Wood, pigment, copper alloy

ca. 19th – 20th century – Met, NY

 

 

 

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John (Silver) Mbugua

 

 

 

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Tunnel vision – Ivory Coast, Africa

1947

 

 

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Janus mask from the Markha people of Mali

 

 

 

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Kamal Shah

Nairobi, Kenya

 

 

 

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Porcelainous stoneware vessel – Mohammed Ahmed Abdalla

1990’s

 

 

 

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Ladi Kwali – large Water Pot

circa 1960  — Height 40.6cm-16 inches

 

 

 

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Zulu earthenware pot

 

 

 

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Malangatana

Malangatana Valente Ngwenya was a Mozambican painter

 

 

 

 

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Mask of the ‘mblo’ group from the Baule people of the Ivory Coast

 

 

 

 

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Sudanese potter – Mohammed Ahmed Abdalla

1991

Smithsonian National Museum of African Art

 

 

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Moses Muigai

 

 

 

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Old Kuba mask

Artenegro Gallery

 

 

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NEJA2047 ( Paul Lewin)

Deviantart

 

 

Peter-Gwisa Shona sculpture

Zimbabwean sculptor – Peter Gwisa

 

 

 

Oshun painting

Oshun deity of Ifá and Yoruba

 

 

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Double ceremonial cup – Penne, Africa

 

 

 

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‘Lovers’ – Joe Joseph

Zimbabwe shona

 

 

 

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Songye two headed wooden figure sculpture

Congo Republic

 

 

 

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‘Angel Of Joy’ – Tabitha Wathuku, Kenya

Kenya Arts Diary 2011

 

 

 

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Costume preparation – Omo Valley, Ethiopia

 

 

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 Carbonised and burnished coil built terracotta pot – Magdalena Odundo

 

 

 

 

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Geometrical decorated sgraffito vessel – Nupe people, Africa

 

 

 

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Mohammed Ahmed Abdalla

Early in his career Abdalla drew from his knowledge of ancient Sudanese practices as well as his training in England to design utilitarian pots with delicate glazes. His later forms, with which this example belongs, are the result of bold experiments with new slips and surface treatments. This porcelaneous stoneware form was coiled, smoothed and coated with a series of glazes when it was leather hard. After the glazes dried, the pot was fired in an electric kiln. To produce the reptilian surface it was then dipped in a magnesium slip and fired again.

Smithsonian National Museum of African Art

 

 

 

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Ibis? bird sculpture – Calao Senoufo

 

 

 

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African ceramic pot from the Dick Jemison Tribal Art Collection

Birmingham Museum of Art

 

 

 

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Yaure Ivory Coast mask

 

 

 

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Image from The End of eating Everything : animated video by Wangechi Mutu – 2013

 

 

 

YORUBA-BOWL-AND-COVER---45cm-dia

Yoruba covered bowl

 

 

 

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Anang artist, Nigeria—Mama Wati figurine

Mami Wata (Mother Water), is a water spirit recognized by peoples throughout Africa and the African diaspora, reflected in masks and figures that bear her likeness.

Photograph by Franko Khoury

 

 

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Magdalene Odundo ceramic vessel, Kenya

1997

 

 

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Abstract relief facade, Zaria, Northern Nigeria.

© Bruno Barbey

 

 

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Recycled eyeware sculpture by Cyrus Kabiru

Kenya Arts Diary 2014

 

 

 

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