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Skidmore

A work made of glazed stoneware.

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  • A work made of glazed stoneware.

Date:

1990

Artist:

Toshiko Takaezu
American, 1922–2011

About this artwork

Toshiko Takaezu revolutionized the world of clay with the abstract shapes and painterly glazes of her ceramic forms. She came to her signature closed vessels in the late 1950s, continuing to push their scale to new heights over the course of her long career. Takaezu related her simplified sculptures and expressive glazes to her engagement with Zen Buddhism and Japanese art and culture; for her, the form and decoration were intuitive and she embraced what she called “the unknown, the intangibles” in her work.

Status

On View, Gallery 262

Department

Arts of the Americas

Artist

Toshiko Takaezu

Title

Skidmore

Place

Quakertown (Object made in)

Date

1990

Medium

Glazed stoneware

Inscriptions

Mongram of two T's inscribed on bottom of base

Dimensions

142.2 × 78.7 cm (56 × 31 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Lenore Tawney

Reference Number

1996.671

Extended information about this artwork

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