Tall Vase

  • John Nelson, Tall Vase, n.d., glazed stoneware, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Donna and John Donaldson in memory of Jean and John Michael on the occasion of the Fifteenth Anniversary of the James Renwick Alliance and the Twenty-fifth Anniversary of the Renwick Gallery, 1997.109.14

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In Tall Vase, John Nelson curved the sides of the vessel, stretching and twisting it into an elongated shape. The mottled tones of brown, gold, and yellow evoke layers of earth, while the white shapes resemble seeds falling from the top of the vase to gather around the base. The colors and shapes suggest the artist was inspired by organic forms and wanted his finished piece to reflect the natural appearance of the clay.

Title
Tall Vase
Artist
Date
n.d.
On View
Dimensions
30 1/8 x 8 3/4 in. (76.5 x 22.2 cm) diam.
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Donna and John Donaldson in memory of Jean and John Michael on the occasion of the Fifteenth Anniversary of the James Renwick Alliance and the Twenty-fifth Anniversary of the Renwick Gallery

Mediums
Mediums Description
glazed stoneware
Classifications
Object Number
1997.109.14
Palette
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