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#1 Marcia Selsor

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Posted 04 August 2014 - 07:32 AM

Our home is our intimate space. 

If you could have only one piece of art on display in your home what piece would it be?

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Posted 04 August 2014 - 08:58 PM

I read this early this AM but still don't have a reply, I am stumped, but have certainly been thinking about lots of wonderful pieces I have seen.



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Posted 04 August 2014 - 10:20 PM

Easy question ... The "Winged Victory/ Nike at Samothrace" from the Louvre Museum in Paris.

 

Now granted, it would be a bit difficult to obtain and even harder to pack and ship ... and I would have to add on a room to the house ...

but it would be worth it.

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Posted 04 August 2014 - 11:02 PM

Thats a easy one one of my jugs from my deceased mentor/teacher Resse Bullen

My Otto Hinio pot would be 2nd choice.

Now if it where a choice outside my own pots I own it would be a Hamada Bowl or Platter form.

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Posted 05 August 2014 - 05:56 AM

Any one single piece of artwork, regardless of an outside force deeming it "art" or not?

It would be something by one of my children. I'm thinking probably the piece I have hanging above my bed right now. It is by my youngest, and is just a piece of paper covered in faces drawn in ball-point pen when he was about two years old.

(My home isn't decorated. It is instead covered with the evidence of creative process. And also the evidence of heavily sidetracked minds!)

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Posted 05 August 2014 - 07:26 AM

I was thinking one of those perfect little ovoid  bottles  of Otto Hino's that seem to be alive when you cup them in your hands.  



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Posted 06 August 2014 - 05:28 PM

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OK Chris, 

My piece is one I remember from Art History..the terra cotta Etruscan sarcophagus in a museum in Volterra. After waiting 40 years to see it in person, it still amazes me as a statement of relationship and comfort in a long marriage. I am always comforted by this piece.

 

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 06:30 PM

Well Marcia, never having been in its presence, it seems the guy is gazing of to another world and the gal is just hoping to capture a moment of his attention,,,,,,again! :lol:  :D  :D  :D

I'd have a big terracotta form by John Dermer, I went to an exhibition of his and I could have stayed in that room forever.



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Posted 06 August 2014 - 10:47 PM

This is An Etruscan sarcophagus. Women in their society were of equal status. the far off gaze may mean he has has died and his wife gazes at him as missing him. from about 300-500 BC.

I think your description nailed the intent of the sculptor. I have seen several couples displayed on these sarcophagi, but not many are in clay. Most are alabaster. 

 

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 11:38 PM

Thanks for the explanation Marcia!

I'll look at it in a different light, I'll stick with my Dermer piece for my space, love of my life, light of my eyes still on the planet.



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Posted 07 August 2014 - 07:12 AM

Babs,

where a picture?

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 08:44 AM

Michelangelo's statue of David,  I was in a sculpture group and we got to view the vatican's approved reproduction up close.  I had the strangest feeling come over me when I studied it,  I felt like I could just disappear into the statue.  I'm not a religious person, I think I was just overwhelmed by it's beauty.   Denice



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Posted 07 August 2014 - 07:25 PM

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Babs,

where a picture?

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 07:35 PM

So, does that mean I could only have one piece of wallpaper, or one carved ceiling rose, or one Denby vase, or one photo in a frame - or would the photo count as "one" and the frame as "two"?

 

Sorry, couldn't possibly live in a blank home.  Just sitting in my study, there's a clock my dad made, framed certificates, an art deco lampshade, photographs, windowsill planters from my first year of pottery classes, hand-made fabric and pipe-cleaner clowns, silk/plastic plants in the fish tank, model tractors, a Harry Potter Lego spider's web............

 

They may not count as "art" to everyone, but they are artistic decoration to me and part of everyday life.


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