On View: Asian Galleries, West, 2nd floor (China)
Maeda Hideo makes flower vases that are decorated with precise geometric patterns. The surface is created by carving thin lines into the dark clay and then filling the indentations with clay pastes of various colors. To draw grids on three-dimensional forms that swell and taper requires elaborate planning and a masterly understanding of geometry.
Stoneware inlaid with colored slips
height: 16 3/4 in. (42.5 cm)
diameter: 12 in. (30.5 cm)
Gift of the artist
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