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East Asian Ceramics: Then and Now, 02 Oribe-ware Box.

by Higashida Shigemasa

Abstract

This is a contemporary ceramic object with a fluid green glaze that pools and catches on the texture of the surface, creating a strongly accented surface that is related directly to form and the process by which the piece was formed. The color, the "accidental" flow of the glaze across the heavily textured surface, the white glaze that is said to cover the inside of the piece, and the casual irregularity of the form, are all references to the style of historic Oribe-ware. -- Roger L. Watson and Margaret Dornbusch funds, 2005.52 -- [A parenthetic observation: photographs and images of works of art can be very misleading. This box, in fact, is perhaps 6 or 7 inches long, yet, in this image, it could easily be mistaken as being a much larger sculptural object. Without something to indicate scale, it may be very difficult to judge the actual size of an art object from an image of the object.]

Note

Materials may be used for educational, non-commercial purposes only, in accordance with Fair Use policies. Acknowledgement to be given to the artist, to the Art Institute of Chicago, and to the IDEAS Project. Artist retains copyright.

Administrative Notes

Materials may be used for educational, non-commercial purposes only, in accordance with Fair Use policies. Acknowledgement to be given to the artist, to the Art Institute of Chicago, and to the IDEAS Project. Artist retains copyright.

Copyright
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Publisher
Earlham College
PID
coccc:22692
Extent
1500 w x 947 h, 150 ppi