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Beatrice Wood (aka Beato), American, (1893–1998)
Vase, 1955
Earthenware
6 1/2 in. x 30 1/2 in. x 6 1/2 in. (16.51 cm x 77.47 cm x 16.51 cm)


Object Type: Ceramic
Technique: Hand-built
Creation Place: North America, America
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Marer
Accession Number: L78.1.442


Commentary
"Her earthenware vase of 1955 documents her post-1950 experimentation with lustre glazes. It is clearly a vessel shape, but the spontaneous, vague, and dreamlike drawing on its sides emphasizes the artist's personal expression rather than any functionalism. The costumed figure that adorns this vase recalls Wood's stage experience. This theatrical element is intensified by the lustre glaze with its reflected distortion of light and color."
(Kay Koeninger, Revolution in Clay, 1994, pg. 21-22)

Marks
Signed "BEATO" in black on the bottom; sticker reading "122" on bottom; tape reading "442" on bottom; tape reading "132.B.WOOD" on bottom.

Medium
Glazed earthenware, with colored decoration and lustre glaze. Hand-built.

Object Description
Rounded vase with short foot; decorated with abstracted figures in blue, turquoise, black, and red lustre glazes.

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