Art, paintings and pottery

 

Nearly all of the the great masters in art have used pottery images in their works, from Monet to Van Gough to Cezanne. Its been a consistent feature in their still life paintings, especially where flowers are involved. The innately beautiful colours of flowers and the rich colours in pottery glazes usually provide vivid subject matter.

Most art classes usually fit in a session or two where you are confronted with flowers in a vase. It has also served as a great historical reference for the evolution of pottery through the ages. Throughout the history of art many painters have also discovered the pleasure of working with clay. These have included several eminent artists from the past including Picasso, Vlaminck, Gauguin, Matisse, Authur Boyd and Jackson Pollock. Here are some paintings featuring pottery.

 

lady in long gown painting a pot

Classical Artist Sir Lawrence Alma Tadema – 1871

( Manchester City Art Galleries )

young girl painting pottery

‘The Potter’s Daughter’ (19th century) – William Coleman

© Bridgeman Art Library  © Croydon Art Collection, Museum of Croydon, UK

Lady reading watched by an angel

Netherlands painter, Robert Campin –  Merode Altarpiece, oil on oak panel, 1425-28

( Met NY )

art nouveau postcard of a lady painting a pot

Art Nouveau Glamour Ladies Postcard – pottery painting – 1900

 

 

large poylchrome ceramic pots in a Mexican pottery works

Native potter of Tonala

Old Mexican Postcard  ( Photo )

Mural of a mayan woman lifting a large pot

This mural—discovered in 2004 at the Maya site of Calakmul—depicts ordinary

people in day to day life with a large pot. (  circa A.D. 620 to 700. )

 

seated native potters making large pots

A potter and his wife – 1830

( V & A )

 

Henry Balink-Pueblo Pottery native american potter with black pot

Henry Balink – Pueblo pottery

 

 

Irving Eanger painting of a Native American potter amking a pot

Eanger Irving  Couse   ” The Pottery Maker ” 1930  – Native Americana

Native American artists making pottery

Henry Francois Farny (French-born American, 1847-1916) ‘Painting Pots’

1880

 

 

Making Pottery At Jamestown

 

 

lady seated next to huge vase of Chrysanthemum flowers

‘Woman with Chrysanthemums’ by Edgar Degas

 

 

peasant women gathering cochineal in Oaxaca

Gatherers of cochineal in Oaxaca

Part of the mural by Arturo Garcia Bust , Palace Museum, Oaxaca

 

 

 

John William Waterhouse – The Toilet

 

 

lady seated with a quilt pattern dress

‘Quiet Night’  – Paine Proffitt

 

 

Native American women carrying a pot on her head

Robert G Stevens

 

 

A woodcut of a potter on his pottery wheel

‘The Potter’ – Jost Amman, 1574

Bridgeman Art Library

french illustration of a pottery on a pottery wheel

‘The Potter’

An  illustration from a book on the crafts

 

decorators painting pottery at the Baxter ceramic studio

The Baxter ceramic studio – Thomas Baxter

1810

     

Great Exhibition: French Room, 1851 by Joseph Nash

cezanne-still life painting fruit and pottery

Paul Cezanne

 

 

Old Testament story of Hagar and Ishmael cast out into the wilderness.

‘Compassion’

 Stained glass panel by Louis Comfort Tiffany, depicting the Old Testament story of Hagar and Ishmael cast out into the wilderness.

The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art

impressionistic-painting by Van Gough flowers in a pot fruit coffee pot

Vase with flowers, coffee pot and fruit – Van Gough

 

 

white statue of a nymph in a pond‘Pond Nymph’ – Anne Manual

 

daffodils in a vase

‘Sea of Daffodils’ – Mary Jones

  Charlotte Posner  Oil  Painting  ” Pots “

( Saatchi Online Artist )

 

Ceramic tile featuring Asian girl in a red dress touching a cat with her toe

Tang San Cai, also called Tricolor Glazed Pottery and a gem of ancient Chinese art, is a kind of handmade glazed ware of exquisite craftsmanship created in the Northern and Southern Dynasty (386-589) about 1,400 years ago

Big bunch of White Azaleas in a Pot

Claude Monet – White Azaleas in a Pot

Emma Meyer  – 1859-1921    Women decorating porcelain at Den Kgl. Porcelansfabrik Royal Copenhagen

 

 

Native American lady holding a pot

Holly Sierra

 

women seated at a table decorating pottery

Edwin Longsden Long     ( British  1829-1891 )  A Seville Pottery  1872

two native American girls holding pots above their heads

Holly SierraStill-life_with-pitcher-and-apples

  Still life with pitcher and apples  – Pablo Picasso

‘Isabella and the Pot of Basil’ – 1868 by William Holman Hunt

An ornamental urn, a jewellery box and jewels on a silk draped table

An ornamental urn, a jewellery box and jewels on a silk draped table – Ludwig Augustin.
1923

 

 

John-William-Waterhouse women adding water for bathing

John William Waterhouse – ‘The Danaides’

1906

 

 

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The princess, the dragon and the frog  – Fran Recacha

www.franrecacha.com

 

'UNstill-LIFE'---Joyce-Lieberman

‘UNstill Life’ – Joyce Lieberman

 

John-William-Waterhouse - a lady in white dress sitting outdoors

John William Waterhouse – Flora (white dress)

1890

 

 

art - Alex Khomsky Tulips in the City 2007 abstract painting of red tulips in a vase

 ‘Tulips in the City’ – Alex Khomsky

2007

 

 

 

Two Girls Arranging Flowers

‘Two Girls Arranging Flowers’ – Federico Zandomeneghi

 

 

 

Diego-Rivera,-Still-Life,-1913 ceramic jug and vessel and peaches in a bowl

‘Still Life’ – Diego Rivera

1913

 

Jean Dupas painting of Aquarius the water bearer

Jean Dupas – ‘Aquarius the water bearer’

 

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KPM-PORCELAIN-PLAQUE German artist Friedrich Thumann lady painting a pot

KPM Porcelain plaque – Friedrich Thumann

 

Leon-Wyczólkowski potted flowers

Leon Wyczólkowsk

 

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‘Jeremiah and the potter’ – William Brassey Hole

 

 

The Blue Beads

Richard Emil Miller – ‘The Blue Beads’

 

The Chinese Statuette American Impressionist seated lady studying figurine statue

‘The Chinese Statuette’ – American Impressionist Richard Emil Miller

 

 

The-Housmaid, - maid cleaning

William McGregor Paxton – ‘The Housemaid’

 

 

 

jean-discart---potter wearing a turban working in studio in Tangiers

‘The Pottery Studio, Tangiers’ – Jean Discart

Sothebys

 

Vanessa by James Denmark

‘Vanessa’ by James Denmark

judy-drew painting of floral jug, bowl of orange fruit, fan and red flowers

Judy Drew

 Matisse - vase with iris

Henri Matisse – Vase with iris

Ferenc Tulok

Ferenc Tulok

 

 

Csaba--Perlrott-William-abstract painting

William Csaba-Perlrott – ‘There are Lions’

 

Carolyn-Harrington still life painting - blue iris

‘Iris’ – Carolyn Harrington

 

 

Diego-Rivera,-Still-Life painting

Diego Rivera, ‘Still Life’

1913

 

 

Odilon-Redon FLOWERS IN ORANGE VASE PAINTING

Odilon Redon

 

 

Abstract still life - Picasso

Pablo Picasso

 

 

Wildflowers-in-a-Long-Neck-Vase-Odilon-Redon

‘Wildflowers in a Long Neck Vase’ – Odilon Redon

 

 

 

 painting of a girl reading at a table , large vase of red flowers by Carl Larsson

Carl Larsson. ‘Interior’

 

 

Hans-Purrmann still life painting

Hans Purrmann

 

 

William Robinson Leigh painting of a Hopi woman carrying a pot

   ‘The Hopi Vase’ – William Robinson Leigh

 

 

Vase-with-flowers,-Pablo-Picasso

Vase with flowers, Pablo Picasso

1943

 

 

Bouquet-of-Wild-Flowers,Odilon-Redon

‘Bouquet of Wild Flowers’, Odilon Redon

1900

 

 

Francesco Ballesio - 'The Pottery Sellers' - pottery merchants on the street

Francesco Ballesio – ‘The Pottery Sellers’

 

 

Karin-Michele-Anderson woman in a blue and white dress holding a pot

Watercolor by Karin Michele Anderson -‘ She Who Collects Pots’

 
 
 
 
 

 

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3 Comments

  1. Barbara Korecki
    Posted August 9, 2012 at 4:55 pm | Permalink

    I will use this information while teaching my Pottery classes. What a wonder delightful find. Thank you.!

  2. Akhtar Khan
    Posted August 3, 2014 at 3:57 am | Permalink

    Like your website best regards

  3. Joe
    Posted January 24, 2017 at 2:39 pm | Permalink

    Superb collection

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