Untitled Roofscape Vessel

  • Lidya Buzio, Untitled Roofscape Vessel, 1986, slab-constructed earthenware painted with color oxide slips, burnished, fired, and waxed, Smithsonian American Art Museum, © 1986, Lydia Buzio, Museum purchase through the Renwick Acquisitions Fund, 1995.65

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Lidya Buzio moved to New York City in 1967 and began to see a rhythm in the movement of the rooftops of the Manhattan skyline, which she translated onto the surfaces of her pots. In Roofscape Vessel she achieves a sense of depth by slanting the lines on the façades of the buildings and tilting the roofs. Buzio also creates three- dimensional space by raising two of the rooftop gutters off the surface of the pot. The pastel colors of the evening sky hide any signs of the chaos of city life and create a calm, peaceful atmosphere.

Title
Untitled Roofscape Vessel
Artist
Date
1986
On View
Dimensions
12 5/8 x 12 1/2 x 10 3/4 in. (32.1 x 31.8 x 27.3 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum purchase through the Renwick Acquisitions Fund

Mediums
Mediums Description
slab-constructed earthenware painted with color oxide slips, burnished, fired, and waxed
Classifications
Keywords
  • Architecture Exterior – detail – roof
Object Number
1995.65
Palette
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