The Art Of Convo

 

 

Christophe Charbonnel-Eurydice-III---Bronze sculpture bust

‘Eurydice III ‘ – Christophe Charbonnel

 

Conversation Art pieces

 

This is the second installment on art for conversation. All good art is worthy of conversation and aside from decoration or investment, collectors are drawn to art for this reason. Provocative and grotesque art can be chosen for this purpose too, even if it solicits a derisive reaction. Desirable collections ideally stimulate intrigue and discourse. Art pieces of charm that capture a second glance. With an extra mention to the visionary, expressive, quirky, audacious, dark, light, original, riveting and subtle. This pretty much covers all bases, so if there is still no interest aroused after your decor efforts, then you might need to change your acquaintances when it comes to sharing your love of art. Or you can resort to decor pieces of a larger dimension, both physically and audaciously, that command attention, like the huge Ocumicho Mexican Diablo piece shown below or the Tony Merrithew ‘Fatguy II ‘ sculpture featured below. If that doesn’t jolt some interest, you might have to fall back on the holiday photo album. Or invest more time into your aesthetic choices or simply employ the services of an interior decorator. The last thing you want is for your guest to withdraw and avoid encroaching on the subject.

On a more serious note, I find that when I view art, I tend to initially scan it intuitively, with very little intellectual analysis coming into play. Intuition, in its mercurial way, decides whether it hits the zone or it doesn’t, in a span of a few seconds. Much more efficient and avoids the mental gyrations of intellectual choice. If my interest is piqued, I then might study the balance of form and colour, texture, spontaneity, uniqueness and if it’s uplifting or topical. Or sometimes, I just go straight to admiring the art wholistically for the beauty and genius of its creation. For reasons similar to this, some art connoisseurs might dislike a piece immediately and no amount of persuasion will lead to any further enlightenment.

Concentrating on the one theme for a room, can boost the wow factor, and have the impact of transporting you to another time. Always good for breaking down any convo barriers. I once saw a room decorated with an Orientalist style that had this effect. I have also seen numerous rooms that have been completely done out in Mid Century decor or Art Deco. They are always a source of wonder and admiration for the art and the effort involved. Conversely, having an antique or vintage piece juxtaposed against modern decor also has impact, but usually only a few pieces work in this context.

Presentation, lighting and placement also helps if your want to draw attention to an art piece. Try to avoid clutter, this has a tendency to overwhelm. Above all, find art you really love, your attraction to a piece can be just as appealing as the piece itself. After all the time and effort that can go into the acquisition of a piece of art, why shouldn’t you highlight and share its brilliance.

 

 

Gundi---Teardop---14x13x30

‘Teardrop’ – Gundi

14 x 13 x 30 inches

 

 

 

Ian-Godfrey-Flask-with-Beast

‘Flask with Beast’  – Ian Godfrey

 

 

 

KAREN-MORGAN-CERAMIST contemporary sculpture

Karen Morgan

 

 

 

Clouds pot - Kristina-Bogdanov--Delaware-Ohio

‘Clouds’ – Kristina Bogdanov

strictlyfunctionalpottery.net

 

 

Early-French-Art-Nouveau-Gilt-Bronze-Vase---Planter

French Art Nouveau gilt figural  planter

 

 

 

Marc-Chagall stone sculpture - 'Couple'

‘Couple’ – Marc Chagall

Camard & Associés

 

 

 

Mark- Chatterley-ceramic-figurative-sculpture-sculpturesite-gallery

‘Fairy Dance’ – Mark Chatterley

2007

Sculpturesite Gallery

 

 

 

 

Succulent---casey-hochhalter - Convolutions series ceramic sculptures

‘Succulent’ – Casey Hochhalter – Convolutions series

 

 

 

 

Randy-O'Brien red textured ceramic vessel

Randy O’brien

www.randyobrien.net

 

 

 

Huge-Ocumicho-Mexican-Diablo-Art-Pottery - TwoGuysAndADog - etsy

Huge Ocumicho Mexican Diablo Art Pottery

height 18 inches

TwoGuysAndADog – etsy

 

 

 

Carole A Feuerman - Double Diver, 2013-2014 bronze public sculpture

 ‘Double Diver –  Carole A Feuerman

2013-2014

 

 

 

Conversation Vase Lladro-(Manufacturer),-Jaime-Hayon-(Designer)

‘Conversation Vase’ by Jamie Hayon for  Lladro

 

 

 

Rubino-abstract-bronze-sculpture.-Price-realized-$819.-Woodbury-Auction-image

Abstract bronze sculpture – Rubino

Woodbury Auctions

 

 

Sandra-Byers - Tu Comprehendes

 ‘Tu Comprehendes’ – Sandra Byers

 

 

 

Suzanne-Stumpf-–-Ceramics-Now

‘Nest with Eggs III’ – Suzanne Stumpf

2011, 10″w x 2.5″h,

Altered wheelthrown with handbuilt components; porcelain and porcelain paperclay; oxidation fired to cone 10

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The-bird-of-my-country-in-the-open-rectangular-tapestry-wool-Bolduc-original-manufacture-of-the-Senegalese-Decorative-Arts

‘The Bird Of My Country’ wool tapestry- -Senegalese Decorative Arts

 

 

 

A-FRENCH-ART-DECO-CAMEO-GLASS-FLOOR-VASE-circa-1925,-with-cut-design-of-leaping-gazelles-on-an-acid-finish-ground

Large French Art Deco Cameo glass floor vase with cut leaping gazelles

1925

 

 

Brassaï-(Gyula-Halász),-Untitled-(Futurist-hair-creation-by-Antoine,-Paris),-1930Futurist-hair-creation-by-Antoine,-Paris

Futurist hair creation by Antoine of Paris

Photo by George Brassai, 1930

 

 

 

Turn-of-the-Century-French-Sarreguemines-Vase-with-Floral-and-Aviary-Designs-19th-centuryNEWEL-LLC

French Sarreguemines Vase

19th Century

 

 

calvin-ma-ceramic-sculpture

Calvin Ma

 

 

 

photo-tournage-coulisse-cinema-Marie-Antoinette--behind-the-making-of-Sofia-Coppola’s-2006-film

A break on the set of Marie Anoinette – Sofia Coppola’s 2006 movie

 

 

 

Peter_Purves_Smith_-_New_York,_1936 - surrealism

‘New York’ – Peter Purves Smith

1936

 

 

Paul-Bogatay-Figural-Ceramic-Sculpture,-American,-1930s-AlanMoss-NY

Paul Bogatay Figural Ceramic Sculpture

USA  1930s

Alan Moss, NY

 

 

 

Paul-Evans-copper-sculpture-$53,125.-Rago-Arts-and-Auction-Center-image

Modernist copper sculpture – Paul Evans

1960’s

Rago Arts and Auction

 

 

Pablo-Picasso-(Spanish,-1881-1973),-‘Buste-de-Femme-d'apres-Cranach-le-Jeune,’-1958,-linoleum-cut-Galerie-Louise-Leiris

‘Buste de Femme d’apres Cranach le Jeune – Pablo Picasso

1958 linoleum cut

Galerie Louise Leiris

 

 

 

1940s-Mermaid-by-Victor-Bertolotti-ex-Lenci-Artist

‘Mermaid’ – Victor Bertolotti ex Lenci Artist

1940s

 

 

 

'Achat'-(2012)-by-German-ceramic-artist-Pauline-Ullrich

‘Achat’ – Pauline Ulrich

2012

 

 

Amphora-handled-vessel,-bulbous-shape-surrounded-by-rosettes-and-applied-stones-in-blue,-painted-grape-motif-on-a-mottled-ground,

Bohemian Amphora Art Nouveau jug

 

 

Suzy-Birstein-Zsa Zsa harlequin-family

‘Zsa Zsa’ – Suzy Birstein, Vancouver

 

 

 

Totem-with-snake-by-Ernst- Neizvestny-from-barbarian-art-gallery

‘Totem With Snake’  –  Ernst Neizvestny

 

 

 

Cris Pereby sculptures-_-Belgium-

Cris Pereby, Belgium

 

 

 

Elaine-Brewer-White seated female scupture

Elaine Brewer White

 

 

Enno-Jäkel two ceramic vessels

Enno Jäkel, Germany

 

 

Blown-in-the-wind-series-raku female figure iby Corrie-Ariens

Blown in the wind series – Corrie Ariens raku figure

 

 

 

Studio-Art-Pottery-Vase.-Mottled-sage-green-and-black.-No-marks.-Flat.-Slender.-Bud-vase.-Sculptural

Vintage flat slender bud vase with abstract wavy decor

CorneliasVintage – etsy

 

 

fatguy2 Character-sculpture-from-the-movie-Coraline

‘Fatguy II ‘ – Tony Merrithew

Character sculpture from the movie Coraline

 

 

Teresa-Girones-chien-2

Teresa Girones- chien 2

 

 

 

Ballerina-Tamara-Karsavina ceramic figurine---Lomonosov-Makassar-Gallery

Figurine of Russian ballerina Tamara Karsavina from Lomonosov

Makassar Gallery

 

 

See the first installment Convo rescue interior decorating

 

 

 

 

NEXT POST – Art Deco Dandy

 

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2 Comments

  1. Posted July 2, 2016 at 8:45 am | Permalink

    i like your blog.. you have a good eye and interesting images here..

  2. Thomas Buckley
    Posted March 18, 2017 at 11:14 am | Permalink

    Love your pottery feed!
    It would be nice to see the artist seal or signature.
    It would really add a lot to you great site.

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