Vase

  • Beatrice Wood, Vase, ca. 1978, earthenware with lustres, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Jane Warren Larson, 1991.140

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Beatrice Wood began to incorporate relief images into her pottery as a result of her exposure to craft and folk art from India. She first traveled to India in 1962 and made two subsequent trips there in 1965 and 1972. She was drawn to the primitive and rough appearances of many of the pieces as well as their use of color, which comes through in her vibrant lusters. The seated figures on this vase look as though they could be praying and may reflect Wood’s interest in Hindu art.

Title
Vase
Artist
Date
ca. 1978
On View
Dimensions
7 in. (17.8 cm.) diam.
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Jane Warren Larson

Mediums
Mediums Description
earthenware with lustres
Classifications
Keywords
  • Figure
Object Number
1991.140
Palette
Linked Open Data
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