Bowl

  • Maria Martinez, Julian Martinez, Bowl, n.d., blackware, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of International Business Machines Corporation, 1966.27.14

Maria Martinez and her husband, Julian Martinez, broke away from the polychrome-style wares popular in the 1970s with this black-on-black stylized design. They were inspired by ancient pots excavated near the San Ildefonso Pueblo in Santa Fe, New Mexico, between 1907 and 1909. The geometric shapes resonated with the Art Deco movement of the 1930s and 40s. In this way, the Martinezes revitalized their ancestral pottery tradition from a modern vantage point. 



This Present Moment: Crafting a Better World, 2022


Title
Bowl
Artists
Date
n.d.
Location
Dimensions
6 349 12 in. (17.224.2 cm) diam.
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of International Business Machines Corporation

Mediums
Mediums Description
blackware
Classifications
Object Number
1966.27.14
Palette
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