Thursday, December 14, 2017

Motherwell and Leiter - 1958

saul leiter
canopy, 1958
photograph


robert motherwell
the blackness of black, 1958
painting



Mizuyo Yamashita

japanese ceramicist working in london
cores
thrown cylinder vessels
stoneware clays, porcelains and stone



images via mizuyo yamashita

Monday, December 11, 2017

Akiko Hirai

Akiko Hirai
Poppy Seed Vase
adheres to the zen design principle, shibui, favoring subtle and simple beauty
shibui objects often include small and surprising details
perfect imperfection, fukinsei
approx. 6 x 5 inches


image via maud & mabel
her work is included in the exhibit "Things of Beauty Growing": British Studio Pottery
Yale Center for British Art, exhibit now closed
next at
The Fitzwilliam Museum at the University of Cambridge
March 20 - June 18, 2018

Holland Sofa

holland sofa
beautiful reproduction of an 1810-1820 regency sofa


photo via will fisher's jamb, london

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Yoriko Murayama

japanese
woven textile work
sericin silk, abaca
plain weaving, ikat


Monday, December 4, 2017

Clare Twomey


Specimen
concept installation
handmade unfired china
clay flowers



The Royal Academy of Arts, London
images via clare twomey

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Roman Mouse


Roman Bronze Mouse
1 3/4 inches long
circa 1st-2nd century a.d.

Antiquities sale
December 6, 2017

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Sargent Sketch


John Singer Sargent
Candelabra with Roses, circa 1885
oil on board


Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Still Life - Silver & Gold

William Nicholson

The Lustre Bowl with Green Peas, 1911
National Galleries Scotland

Gold Jug, 1937
The Royal Collection

Monday, July 10, 2017

Wyeth Exhibit


andrew wyeth
brandywine river museum