31 3/8 in. x 7 1/2 in. x Diam: 6 in. (79.69 cm x 19.05 cm x 15.24 cm)
Medium and Support:
Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts Association Purchase, Decorative Arts Fund
Currently On View
"New Blue Trio with Red" displays its maker’s fascination with ancient and traditional forms—the lekythos, a Greek ceremonial vessel for oils or perfumes; the tazza, a Renaissance Venetian footed drinking cup; and the footed flask referencing Roman glass and Renaissance pilgrim flasks—all reworked with a modernist bent and in daringly vibrant color combinations. Their appearances are likewise somewhat deceptive: they look fragile and top heavy, yet all three are sturdy and well-balanced; their colors look opaque but under dramatic and focused light are as translucent as a stained-glass window.
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