129 Porcelain flask with decoration in blue underglaze Ming Dynasty 142535

129 porcelain flask with decoration in blue

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2.129 Porcelain flask with decoration in blue underglaze, Ming Dynasty, 1425–35. Palace Museum, Beijing, China
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PART 2 MEDIA AND PROCESSES Chapter 2.8 The Tradition of Craft Gateways to Art: Understanding the Visual Arts , Debra J. DeWitte, Ralph M. Larmann, M. Kathryn Shields Porcelain Flask with decoration in blue underglaze, Ming Dynasty Produced on a potter’s wheel during the Ming Dynasty almost 600 years ago The wares were so fine that the users of Ming Dynasty porcelain included the emperor of China himself In this piece the artist used, first, a blue glaze and then a clear glaze over that to complete the work
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2.130 Karen Karnes, Flower Container , 1997. Glazed stoneware, wood-fired, 9¾ x 9½ x 9½”. Collection of Abel Weinrib
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PART 2 MEDIA AND PROCESSES Chapter 2.8 The Tradition of Craft Gateways to Art: Understanding the Visual Arts , Debra J. DeWitte, Ralph M. Larmann, M. Kathryn Shields Karen Karnes, Flower Container Exemplifies the expert craft of the potter with its simple symmetry in individual parts conjoined into an organic asymmetrical form Captures the careful attention and symmetry of form that are valued by traditional handcrafters and fuses them with the expressive sensibilities of contemporary art
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PART 2 MEDIA AND PROCESSES Chapter 2.8 The Tradition of Craft Gateways to Art: Understanding the Visual Arts , Debra J. DeWitte, Ralph M. Larmann, M. Kathryn Shields Slab Method When artists use slab construction to make a ceramic object they first roll out a flat sheet of clay They then cut this clay into the shapes they need to make the object To make a three-dimensional object, the ceramist takes care to join the corners This style of working lends itself to making boxes and other forms that have large flat sides
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2.131 Peter Voulkos, Gallas Rock , 1960. Stoneware with slip and glaze, 84 x 37 x 26¾”. University of California at Los Angeles, Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden
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PART 2 MEDIA AND PROCESSES Chapter 2.8 The Tradition of Craft Gateways to Art: Understanding the Visual Arts , Debra J. DeWitte, Ralph M. Larmann, M. Kathryn Shields Peter Voulkos, Gallas Rock Slab construction (and wheel throwing) used in an organic and Expressionistic way The slabs are evident in the flat planes that dominate this eight-foot-tall sculptural object Voulkos is known for using clay’s naturalness–its tendency to take on organic forms–and plasticity
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PART 2 MEDIA AND PROCESSES Chapter 2.8 The Tradition of Craft Gateways to Art: Understanding the Visual Arts , Debra J. DeWitte, Ralph M. Larmann, M. Kathryn Shields Glass The process of applying intense heat to melt silica together with lead is the basis for most glass production Glassblowing, the process of forming a glass vessel by forcing air into molten glass, usually by blowing through a tube, was in use by the first century BCE in Syria and was later adopted and perfected by the Romans
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Chapter 2.8 The Tradition of Craft PART 2 MEDIA AND PROCESSES Gateways to Art: Understanding the Visual Arts , Debra J. DeWitte, Ralph M. Larmann, M. Kathryn Shields Click the image above to launch the video Glass
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2.132 Portland Vase, Roman c .
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