Monthly Archives: July 2022

Liberation from The Tyranny of the Inevitable

 

Amanda Ward - At The Top

Amanda Ward – ‘At The Top’

 

Marvelous melange of uplifting clayarts.

 

Presenting a collection of inspired ceramic creativity, unleashed by artists with an innate instinct for free expression, zaniness and feel-good originality. Kitchy clay constructs beyond any pretence that invite you to embrace life by virtue of their frivolous flirtations of flair and brilliance.

A celebration of those who dare to promote a shift in the paradigm to deliver an enriching fullfilment for the aficionados of the quirky, surreal and audacious. During challenging times, indulging in art that’s infused with a free spirit of creative abandon is invariably uplifting and theraputic. Saluting all worshipers of the whimsy and flamboyant.

 

leunig---Tyranny of the Inevitable

In Curly Flat, people often change direction and turn off roads to free themselves from the expected way ahead.

escaping ‘The Tyranny Of The Inevitable’ —  Michael Leunig

 

 

Life-Force

‘Life Force’ – Michael Leunig

 

 

Small-dark-blue-and-silver-ceramic-Sun-table-lamp-by-Georges-Pelletier

Golden/silver ceramic Sun table lamp by Georges Pelletie

 

Large-Ceramic-Sculpture-or-Lamp-Base-Toro-One-of-a-Kind-by-Dominique-Pouchain

Large Ceramic Sculpture or Lamp Base ‘Toro’ One of a Kind by Dominique Pouchain

 

 

jiha-Moon- red lips vessel

Jiha Moon

 

 

Clemens Briels Lasenora -- Passionada

Clemens Briels Lasenora — ‘Passionada’

 

 

 

Stacey-Manser-Knight female swimmer drinking cup

Stacey Manser Knight female swimmer drinking cup

 

 

Stacey Manser Knightsexy kitten candleholder

Stacey Manser Knight – sexy kitten candle holder

 

 

Steve Bicknell turquoise blues figure sculpture

Steve Bicknell — turquoise blue garden figure sculpture

 

 

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‘The Messy Teddy’ 09 –Agustina Garrigou

2018

 

 

The Wings of Love----Reflection of the Soul” by Oleh Lesiuk.

‘The Wings of Love’ —- ‘Reflection of the Soul’ by Oleh Lesiuk

 

 

 

Turquoise Fish Totem garden sculpture

Turquoise Fish Totem garden sculpture

 

 

Tigger tiger Naughty Cat by Nolan Windholtz of Round Tree Pottery

Tigger tiger Naughty Cat by Nolan Windholtz of Round Tree Pottery

 

 

Vertical-Lenticular-Jug-Alfajar

Vertical Lenticular Jug by Alfajar

 

 

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Abandoned Spainish church converted into a mural-covered skatepark

 

 

 

Monumental highway vase at Accolay Poterie

Monumental highway vase at Accolay Potterie, France

 

 

Accolay Potteries vintage 1960s ceramic vase

Accolay Potteries vintage ceramic vase

1960s

 

Akio Takamori face vessel

Akio Takamori face vessel

 

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Jenny Mendez

 

Kelly Wearstler-African Sculpture

Kelly Wearstler – African Sculpture

 

 

Niki-de-Saint-Phalle-Bete-gentille-ARTZUID-2011-archief

Niki de Saint Phalle — Bete gentille

ARTZUID

 

 

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Alexander Archipenko — ‘Woman with a Fan’

1914

 

Bag-Lady-Ice-Floes-2011-Debra-Sloan

‘Bag Lady Ice Floes’ — Debra Sloan

 

 

Beautiful green Mimetite with pseudo cubic orange Wulfenite

Rising Green Duck — Green Mimetite with pseudo cubic orange Wulfenite

 

 

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Botanically enhanced bust

 

 

Birger Johannes Kaipiainen was one of the best known ceramicists in Finland

Birger Johannes Kaipiainen

 

 

Bohemian Crystal octopus- designed by Jiri Pacine

Bohemian Crystal metamorphiic marvel octopus- designed by Jiri Pacine

 

 

1980s Rosenthal ceramic CABINET PLATE with black white Fornasetti image

 Rosenthal ceramic Cabinet plate with black white Fornasetti image

1980s

 

Bluewater Avery Venus Egg of Time Sculpture

Bluewater Avery ‘Venus Egg of Time’ Sculpture

 

 

Ceramic octopus sculpture by JUDY FOX

Octopus sculpture by Judy Fox

 

 

Carafe a liqueur de marque Garnier Liqueurs Enghien

Carafe –Garnier Liqueurs, Enghien France

Made in Italy

 

 

Cloisonne work Ox TurningUniverse MasterZhang Tonglu

Cloisonne work ‘Ox Turning Universe’ — Master Zhang Tonglu

 

 

 

Colin Burn‘s Pearl Royale chess set

Colin Burn‘s Pearl Royale chess set

 

 

Daniel and the Lion in terracotta sculpture by WilliamNewland from the 1950s

Daniel and the Lion in terracotta by WilliamNewland

1950s

 

Figure of a woman ceramic handmade sculpture

‘Figure of a woman’ ceramic handmade sculpture —

Pablo – Art of Toreadors, Bulls

 

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Picasso – ‘Taureau’ terracotta charger plate. 1957

 

Since his childhood in Spain, Pablo Picasso was an avid fan of bullfighting. He was captivated by the intense interaction between the bull and the matador, the flashy machismo and the theatrical drama. He used the Banderilleros (bullfighters} and bulls as subject matter in numerous paintings, sculpture and ceramic art, displaying his exceptional virtuosity.

 

 

Pablo Picasso linocut toros vallauris the matador 1959

Pablo Picasso –  linocut Toros, The Matador

Vallauris, 1958

 

 

Pablo Picasso Taureau 1945

Pablo Picasso painting ‘Taureau’

1945

 

Reclining woman and Picador with guitar Pablo Picasso 1963 MutualArt

‘Les vendangeurs’ (The Grape Harvesters)

A linocut of a reclining  woman and a Picador

Pablo Picasso, 1959

 

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‘Mostra Picasso’, MIC Faenza

 

 

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Pablo Picasso — ceramic Centaure jug

 

 

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Pablo PicassoMatador’

Featured at the Picasso Century, NGV, see below

 

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Corrida –  The death of a woman bullfighter

1933

 

 

Bull, Skull, Fruit, Pitcher -- Pablo Picasso

Bull, Skull, Fruit, Pitcher — Pablo Picasso

 

Dominique-Pouchain

Dominique Pouchain vintage bull sculpture

France

 

Vase-au-decor-pastel-Vase-with-Pastel-Decoration-1953

Terracotta twin handled vase with pastel decor — Pablo Picasso

 

 

Ceramic tri-legged-bird-jug

Tri Legged bird jug

 

 

Picasso-Bull-statue-NY

Picasso Bull statue, NY

 

Pablo-Picasso-Vase-zoomorphe-la-Tarasque-1954

Pablo Picasso zoomorphe vase  ‘La Tarasque’

1954

 

Picasso 1909 Woman with Mandolin Hermitage St Petersburg

Picasso  — ‘Woman with Mandolin’, 1909

Hermitage, St. Petersburg

 

 

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Pablo Picasso ceramic sculptures

MIC Faenza, Italy

 

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Bull vessel – Pablo Picasso

LAMA

 

 

Le Carmen des Carmen-1964.

Pablo Picasso — ‘Le Carmen des Carmen’

1964

 

Picasso-bull lithograph

Picasso – bull lithograph

 

Picasso-Madoura matadfor charger

Picasso – Madoura Matador charger

 

Picasso-Museo-BuitragoCeramic-with-Bulls-Head-by-Picasso

Museo Buitrago Ceramic with Bulls Head by Picasso

 

 

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Model make-up inspired by a Picasso painting

 

 

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‘Buste de matador’ — Pablo Picasso

1970

 

Stage Costume-Pablo Picasso-Parade-1917

Stage Costume by Pablo Picasso for Parade, 1917

 

The Corrida by Pablo Picasso

The Corrida by Pablo Picasso

 

The Matador bronze sculpture by Rintoul Booth

The Matador bronze sculpture by Rintoul Booth

 

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The Belarussian-born widow of Fernand Léger, Nadia Khodossevitch, donated many works from their private collection to the Soviet goverment in 1955 and this Picasso piece ended up at the Taskent Museum in Uzbekistan.

 

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French MCM bull pitcher/jug

 

 

Vintage Jimenez Ceramics California Pottery Bull and Matador

Vintage Jimenez Ceramics, California Pottery Bull and Matador

 

 

Vintage-Spanish-Matador-Ceramic-Figurine-Bull-Fighter-12ins-Tall

Vintage Spanish Matador Ceramic Figurine Bull Fighter

 

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Pablo Picasso – ‘Cavalier et cheval’

 

 

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Pablo Picasso — ‘Gros oiseau corrida’,

1953

 

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Pablo Picasso — Bust of a Woman with Hat

MutualArt

 

1955 Pablo Picasso Matador and a Bull Ceramics Plate

 Pablo Picasso Matador and a Bull Ceramics Plate

1955  — Chairish

 

 

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Pablo Picasso — ‘Les Banderilles’

1962

 

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Picasso Matado

 

 

Blessing With A Bull A Gift For Pablo Picasso Vladimir Fomin

Blessing With A Bull A Gift For Pablo Picasso

Vladimir Fomin

 

 

Before The Thrust

Before The Thrust Pablo Picasso

 

Brutalist Sculpture Matador and Bull MCM VintagePicasso

Brutalist Sculpture of Matador and Bull

MCM Vintage

 

Bull head rhyton pottery Crete 1500-1450_BC

Bull head rhyton pottery, Crete

1500-1450_BC

 

ElviraParisi etsyVintage Matador Bull painted figurines toreador ceramic

Vintage Matador Bull painted figurines

Elvira Parisi etsy

 

 

Le matador et femme Е loiseau

Le matador et femme Е loiseau – Pablo Picasso

 

 

MALAGA SPAIN Woman 1961 in the Museo Picasso Malaga Collection belongs to the extensive series of sheet metal sculptures that Pablo Picasso made in the early 1960s

Museo Picasso Malaga Collection belongs to the extensive series of sheet metal sculptures that Pablo Picasso made in the early 1960s

 

 

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‘Knight in Armor’  Madoura ceramic charger – Pablo Picasso

1951

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Picasso terracotta bull

 

 

The Picasso Century at the NGV (National Gallery,Victoria)

10 June to 20 October,2022

 

‘The Picasso Century’ charts the remarkable career of Pablo Picasso in dialogue with the many artists, poets and intellectuals with whom he intercepted and interacted throughout the 20th century. Exclusively developed for the NGV by the Centre Pompidou and the Musée national Picasso-Paris, the exhibition features close to 90 works by Picasso alongside over 100 works by more than 50 of his contemporaries. Extraordinarily productive until the age of  91, Picasso bestrode the modernist era like a colossus.

 

Three-figuress-under-a-tree-Picasso

‘Three figuress under a tree’ – Picasso Century Exhibition

 

Bather with beach ball

‘Bather with beach ball’ – Pablo Picasso

 

 

Reclining Woman-Picasso photo by Kate-Shanasy

‘Reclining Woman’ – Picasso

photo by Kate Shanasy

 

A-very-happy-picture-by-Dorothea-Tanning-1947

‘A very happy picture’ by Dorothea Tanning

1947

 

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Crying Woman umbrella

NGV

 

Invisible-Lion-Horse-Sleeping-Woman

‘Invisible Lion Horse Sleeping Woman’ – Salvador Dali

 

 

Madoura Pottery Vallauris manufacturer Woman lamp vase-1955

Madoura Pottery Vallauris Picasso Woman lamp vase

1955

 

Picassos-Vase-of-flowers-and-fruit-dish-Vase-de-fleurs-et-compotier.

Picasso –  Vase de fleurs et compotier’ (Vase of flowers and fruit dish)

 

 

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The Kiss (Le Baiser) – Pablo Picasso

1929

 

Pablo-Picassos-Portrait-of-a-woman-Portrait-de-femme-1938

Pablo Picasso’s ‘Portrait of a woman’ (Portrait de femme)

1938

 

 

picasso-garden-Picasso and Françoise Gilot in 1951

Picasso and Françoise Gilot in 1951

Picasso Century Exhibition

 

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“La Baie de Cannes –Picasso

 

 

Buste-De-Femme

Buste De Femme — Pabhlo Picasso

 

Wifredo-LamSANS-TITRE-1942

Wifredo Lam painting  ‘SANS TITRE’

1942

 

 

 

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