Save
Save
share
Share
Save
Save
share
Share

Betty Woodman

Balustrade Relief Vase 07-4, 2007

Glazed earthenware, epoxy resin, lacquer, and paint
53 3/10 × 62 1/2 × 9 2/5 in
135.3 × 158.8 × 24 cm
Bidding closed
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
About the work
Bibliography
Provenance
P
Phillips

Property of an Italian Gentleman

From the Catalogue:
A pioneer in the field of ceramics, Betty …

Read more

Property of an Italian Gentleman

From the Catalogue:
A pioneer in the field of ceramics, Betty Woodman is recognised today as one of its masters. Known for her exuberant blend of colour, pattern, and form, the American artist died in January of this year at the age of eighty-seven, leaving a celebrated legacy of work …

Read more
Signature
Impressed with the artist's signature 'WOODMAN' on the reverse
Betty Woodman
American, 1930–2018
Follow

Among the foremost contemporary American ceramists, Betty Woodman has been inventing and re-inventing new and traditional forms, producing exuberant, brightly colored, and witty works since the early 1950s. During the Pattern and Decoration movement in the ’70s, her career gained the momentum it has had ever since. This was the year she invented one of her most acclaimed works, the Pillow Pitcher, in which she crafted a vessel out of a bulbous shape pinched at both ends like a pillow. She also produces painterly wall pieces and large-scale installations, platters, and, most enduringly, vases in an endless array of styles, ranging from human figures to eccentrically concocted, multi-sided Cubist abstractions. The artistic traditions of Italy and the Mediterranean region inform Woodman’s work, which is also marked by Chinese and Modernist influences, and the ebullience of her unbounded approach.

Save
Save
share
Share
Save
Save
share
Share
About the work
Bibliography
Provenance
P
Phillips

Property of an Italian Gentleman

From the Catalogue:
A pioneer in the field of ceramics, Betty …

Read more

Property of an Italian Gentleman

From the Catalogue:
A pioneer in the field of ceramics, Betty Woodman is recognised today as one of its masters. Known for her exuberant blend of colour, pattern, and form, the American artist died in January of this year at the age of eighty-seven, leaving a celebrated legacy of work …

Read more
Signature
Impressed with the artist's signature 'WOODMAN' on the reverse
Betty Woodman
American, 1930–2018
Follow

Among the foremost contemporary American ceramists, Betty Woodman has been inventing and re-inventing new and traditional forms, producing exuberant, brightly colored, and witty works since the early 1950s. During the Pattern and Decoration movement in the ’70s, her career gained the momentum it has had ever since. This was the year she invented one of her most acclaimed works, the Pillow Pitcher, in which she crafted a vessel out of a bulbous shape pinched at both ends like a pillow. She also produces painterly wall pieces and large-scale installations, platters, and, most enduringly, vases in an endless array of styles, ranging from human figures to eccentrically concocted, multi-sided Cubist abstractions. The artistic traditions of Italy and the Mediterranean region inform Woodman’s work, which is also marked by Chinese and Modernist influences, and the ebullience of her unbounded approach.

Betty Woodman

Balustrade Relief Vase 07-4, 2007

Glazed earthenware, epoxy resin, lacquer, and paint
53 3/10 × 62 1/2 × 9 2/5 in
135.3 × 158.8 × 24 cm
Bidding closed
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
Other works by Betty Woodman
Related works
Most Similar