Yellow Pair | Dante Marioni

Yellow Pair

1993
blown glass bowl
79 x 20 cm; 46 x 45 x 30 cm
(18 x 18 x 12 in. pitcher 31 x 8 in.)
Lent by the White House
gift of the artist
Photograph by John Bigelow Taylor

White House Tour (Yellow Room)
Known for his love of classical pottery forms such as the kylix (a shallow, footed bowl with side handles) and the oinochoe (a tall vessel with an elongated neck and single handle), Marioni fashions hot glass into graceful, symmetrically articulate forms. While the shapes of these vessels join a centuries-old tradition, their shocking color palette, limited to intensely saturated chrome yellow with black accents, suggests the era in which they were created.

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Yellow Pair (Detail)

Wood Vessel Z-Axis, Other Facets 2-15-92