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Portuguese Palissy Ware

Portuguese Palissy Ware

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Portuguese Palissy Ware

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Portuguese Palissy Ware
140 pages
color photos
Hard cover with dust jacket
31 x 24 cm
1,244 kg

The great French 16th-century potter, Bernard Palissy, created a genre of rustic ceramic ware reproducing three-dimensional still lifes of natural objects, flora and fauna of all types, including lizards and fish, rendered in high relief and natural colors. His work influenced a school of artists that flourished in the Portuguese town of Caldas da Rainha, 65 miles north of Lisbon, between 1853 and 1920. This volume surveys the work of the most important artists of the Portugese Palissy revival, including Mafra and Pinheiro.