Exhibitions/ Art Object

和田守卑良作 赫玄器
Brilliance and Mystery

Artist:
Wada Morihiro (Japanese, 1944–2008)
Period:
Shōwa period (1926–89)
Date:
1997
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Stoneware
Dimensions:
23 1/2 × 7 × 8 in. (59.7 × 17.8 × 20.3 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Gift of Halsey and Alice North, 2017
Accession Number:
2017.166.15
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 231
This tall, architectural piece is covered with a sharp, angular design in red, black, and gray, created through a combination of wax resist and engraving techniques. The surface patterning reinforces the vertical thrust of the form. Like Kuriki Tatsusuke, Wada Morihiro was strongly influenced during his formative years by the veteran porcelain specialist Tomimoto Kenkichi (1886–1963), whose compositions connect British Arts and Crafts design with modernist European sculpture and historical East Asian ceramics.
Joan B. Mirviss Ltd., New York, NY - 09/10/2002

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Japanese Bamboo Art: The Abbey Collection," June 13, 2017–February 4, 2018.

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