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BERNARD PALISSY: MYTHE ET REALITE (Bernard Palissy: Myth and Reality). Musee de l'Echevinage, Saintes, 1990. Organized and published in association with Musee du Donjon, Niort, and Musee des Beaux-Arts, Agen. 162 pp. with 115 ills. (18 col.). 24 x 21 cm. ISBN 2908717018 In French.
Findings from the recent excavation of the Parisian atelier of renowned French ceramist, scientist and philosopher Palissy (ca. 1510-1590) are reviewed in this scholarly catalogue, which features seven essays discussing the archaeological project, the artist's multifaceted career and his legendary stature as reflected in the widespread imitation of his rustic style and naturalistic floral and fauna motifs by artists of the 19th century. The more than 140 diverse objects and archival materials documented include historical depictions of the artist, French faience platters of the late 1800s that are stylistically related to his work, and newly discovered artifacts which greatly augment knowledge of Palissy's oeuvre, including objects involved in his manufacturing processes, decorative plaques, ceramic tableware and architectural fragments.
Artist(s):Palissy, Bernard
Indexing: Western, Europe — France — 1400-1600 — Ceramics
Plans: 75
Worldwide Number: 054013
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