Ceramic object "Cherry Lisa"


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Ceramics + wood | Hand-made unique piece | Format: 21 x 48 cm | Weight ca. 1.5 kg


Ceramic object "Cherry Lisa"

Fruits in finest ceramics from the north of Brazil.

The fruits of Brazilian designer Selma Calheira bring about not only the natural image of apples, pears and cherries, they are also extremely "vitamin rich". Obviously, in a figurate, not a chemical sense – Calheira´s fruits are made of fine ceramics: They are created in Bahia, within the framework of a social project initiated by the artist, supporting the disadvantaged population in the north of Brazil, training talented artisans to become professional ceramists. With the ceramic objects created by them and designed by Calheira, they have the possibility of ensuring the necessities for life.

Her ceramic fruits "after nature" can be arranged alone, in groups, in a bowl or as a sculpture and are exquisitely hand-made. The brown stalks are made of wood, in beautiful contrast to ceramics. Each piece is unique.

Ceramic object "Cherry Lisa": Format: 21 x 48 cm. Weight ca. 1.5 kg.

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Directions of contemporary art, in which objects are exhibited as themselves and used for artistic composition.

Object art was a means of expression of Cubism, Dadaism and Surrealism, and in the course of their development to the present day had spawned various presentation techniques.

Ceramic product made from kaolin, quartz and feldspar.

Porcelain is formed by turning or pressing. Figural representations are cast. Complex molds have to be cast in sections and then "applied". After molding, the pieces are dried and "burnt" at about 900 °C. After that, the glaze is applied and fired at temperatures between 1,240 °C and 1,445 °C. In major manufactures, the porcelain is painted by hand with each color separately and has to be burned in compliance with narrow temperature tolerances.

The porcelain was invented in China and became widespread in Europe in the 16th century. The first European porcelain factory was founded in Meissen in 1710.

Other famous European porcelain factories are Fürstenberg, Höchst, Schwarzburger Werkstätten, Lladró, Nymphenburg, KPM, Augarten, Sèvres, Limoges, Royal Copenhagen, Worcester. Individual factories label their products with the porcelain brands that serve to identify their origin.

Related links:
Schwarzburg Workshops of the Porcelain Art

A plastic work of sculptural art made of wood, stone, ivory, bronze or other metals.

While sculptures from wood, ivory or stone are made directly from the block of material, for bronze casting a working model is prepared at first. Usually it is made of clay or other easily shaped materials.

The prime time of sculpture after the Roman antiquity was the Renaissance. Impressionism gave a new impulse to the sculptural arts. Also the contemporary artists, such as Jorg Immendorf, Andora, and Markus Lupertz enriched the sculpture with outstanding works.


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