i wish i made it…

17th century; Oribe dish

17th century; Oribe dish

a real looker.!.

i’m most impressed by the composition of this piece.  there is a thing going on in the brushwork using decorative motif to build landscape.  the central weedy cluster alludes to a rendering en plein air – but is supported by tiles featuring stylized flowers- and then surrounded by an arabesque border.  And of course the green glaze inserting itself with bold control. oh – nice form also.

everything comes together on this piece.  it really shows off the powers of observation and the creative imagination of its maker.

i wish i made it…

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3 Responses to “i wish i made it…”


  1. 1 kyle carpenter May 24, 2009 at 11:25 am

    ah, yes. very nice piece. i also like your work/stlye very much. looks very fresh.

  2. 2 jim May 25, 2009 at 8:17 am

    no kidding… it’s amazing, there is a certain contemporary approach to composition that seems to belie that it’s 17th century… totally unbelievable to me, and it holds up great as a contemporary piece too. wow!

  3. 3 Michael Kline May 25, 2009 at 8:43 am

    I wish I had painted and glazed it!


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