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The depiction of Venus here is a departure from the Baroque and a foray into Rococo. Here Partington is showing Venus in an 18th Century dress and holding Cupid’s bow and arrow, with Cupid motifs reflected in the pattern on her dress. The figure rests on four small toy spaniel dogs with her shoes visible underneath. …

Medium
Condition
Perfect
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, bottom
Certificate of authenticity
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Claire Partington is a British artist based in London whose work combines diverse and contradictory historical references into intricate ceramic figures. She graduated from Central Saint Martins in 1995 with a 1st in Fine Art Sculpture and gained a Post Graduate qualification in Museum Studies in 2000. Claire then worked at numerous instutions including Leighton House Museum, The British Library , London Transport Museum, The Wellcome Trust and notably the V&A where she managed the installation of objects into the redeveloped British Galleries, during which time she experienced first-hand so many of the historical objects that would later inform her practice. In 2003 she resumed her fine art practice, this time concentrating on ceramics. Claire has exhibited widely including at the Weserburg Museum of Modern Art in Bremen, Musee Ariana in Switzerland, the Bernardaud Foundation in Limoges and The Future Can Wait in London, as well as at numerous art fairs including Masterpiece and VOLTA Basel. Her work appears in the Reydan Weiss Collection, Germany; 21C Museum, Louisville, USA; Charles Saumarez Smith, Chief Executive of the Royal Academy of the Arts, London, UK; as well as in many private collections worldwide.

Selected exhibitions
2021
FairylandMindy Solomon Gallery
2020
The Grand TourJames Freeman Gallery
2019
Claire Partington: The Hunting PartyWinston Wächter Fine Art
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Venus, 2019

Glazed ceramic and mixed media
27 × 18 × 17 1/2 in
68.6 × 45.7 × 44.5 cm
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Location
Seattle, New York, Bridgehampton
Certificate
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.

The depiction of Venus here is a departure from the Baroque and a foray into Rococo. Here …

Medium
Condition
Perfect
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, bottom
Certificate of authenticity
Included

Claire Partington is a British artist based in London whose work combines diverse and contradictory historical references into intricate ceramic figures. She graduated from Central Saint Martins in 1995 with a 1st in Fine Art Sculpture and gained a Post Graduate qualification in Museum Studies in 2000. Claire then worked at numerous instutions including Leighton House Museum, The British Library , London Transport Museum, The Wellcome Trust and notably the V&A where she managed the installation of objects into the redeveloped British Galleries, during which time she experienced first-hand so many of the historical objects that would later inform her practice. In 2003 she resumed her fine art practice, this time concentrating on ceramics. Claire has exhibited widely including at the Weserburg Museum of Modern Art in Bremen, Musee Ariana in Switzerland, the Bernardaud Foundation in Limoges and The Future Can Wait in London, as well as at numerous art fairs including Masterpiece and VOLTA Basel. Her work appears in the Reydan Weiss Collection, Germany; 21C Museum, Louisville, USA; Charles Saumarez Smith, Chief Executive of the Royal Academy of the Arts, London, UK; as well as in many private collections worldwide.

Selected exhibitions (3)
Other works from POWER OF PASTEL: Soothing Effects of Color
Other works by Claire Partington
Other works from Winston Wächter Fine Art
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