Clay Image: Cellist (Deizo: Serohiki)

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Maker(s)
Artist: Suzuki Osamu (Japan, 1926 - 2001)
Historical period(s)
Showa era, 1987
Medium
Stoneware with red-brown iron slip and ash glaze
Dimensions
H x W x D: 42.3 x 31 x 19.2 cm (16 5/8 x 12 3/16 x 7 9/16 in)
Geography
Japan, Kyoto
Credit Line
Purchase -- funds provided by John and Marinka Bennett
Accession Number
S1997.32
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Sculpture
Type

Sculpture

Keywords
Japan, Showa era (1926 - 1989), stoneware
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Previous Owner(s)

Joan Mirviss Ltd.

Label

Suzuki, whose career began in Kyoto in the years immediately following World War II, was a leading figure in the first generation of Japanese ceramic artists who used clay to create abstract sculptural forms. International abstraction is not the only reference in his nonfunctional works, however. His series Clay Images-hand-built shapes covered with reddish brown slip and ash glaze-explores visual and emotional relationships to ancient Japanese earthenware vessels, another important model for Japanese artists since the 1950s. Cellist, from that series, evokes a European musical instrument's form yet stands with the solemn poise of a Japanese tomb figure.

Collection Area(s)
Contemporary Art, Japanese Art
Rights Statement

Copyright with artist