Le Grenouillard (The Frog Man)

Jean-Joseph Carriès French

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 556

Carriès reveled in the textural possibility of ceramic glazes. He used drips, welts, and cracks to create unusual forms. Here, a bug-eyed amphibian man squats low to the ground. He seems to have oozed out of the same muddy source as the frog he embraces with a sinewy limb.

Le Grenouillard (The Frog Man), Jean-Joseph Carriès (French, Lyons 1855–1894 Paris), Glazed stoneware, French, Saint-Amand-en-Puisaye

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