Maastricht, NETHERLANDS — Welcome to Spotted, our weekly round-up of sightings from the worlds of contemporary ceramics and contemporary ceramic art. This week we want to showcase (with lots of yummy images) our top ceramic picks from one of the world’s most exclusive art fairs, TEFAF (March 10 – 19, 2017).
Above image: Kondo Takahiro, Wave Reduction: black & white figure, 2017, Marbleised porcelain with silver-mist over-glaze, 81 x 62 x 45 cm. Image by Sylvain Deleu. Offered by Adrian Sassoon
Alongside the traditional areas of Old Master paintings, antiques and classical antiquities, the 30th edition of TEFAF Maastricht features modern and contemporary art, photographs, jewelry, 20th century design and works on paper.
The present rivergod is a striking example of the taste for terra cotta sculpture in Renaissance Italy, developed from around 1500 when they began to appear in inventories of private residences. The iconography is derived from Roman prototypes of allegories of rivers found in sarcophagus, coins as well as in statues.
Kadmos, founder of Thebes, slaying the dragon whose teeth became the men of Thebes. The Dirce Painter is the seminal artist for the Sicilian, Paestan, and Campanian schools of vase-painting.
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