“Remoteness”

Maker(s)
Artist: Sumita Masami (Japan, born 1957)
Historical period(s)
Heisei era, 1992
Medium
Porcelain with gold and silver pigments over black glaze
Dimensions
H x W x D: 31 x 33.5 x 33.5 cm (12 3/16 x 13 3/16 x 13 3/16 in)
Geography
Japan, Ishikawa prefecture, Komatsu
Credit Line
Gift of the Japan Foundation
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1993.22
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Jar

Keywords
Heisei era (1989 - present), Japan, porcelain
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Label

According to the artist, "On the spherical form I used dots to paint concentric spirals. The image of an imaginary world that seems to unfold endlessly corresponds to an emotion of distance or remoteness. After firing the porcelain body at a high temperature, I fired the black glaze at 850 degrees C. The design painted with gold and silver enamels was fired at around 750 degrees C."

Collection Area(s)
Contemporary Art, Japanese Art
Web Resources
Whistler's Neighborhood
Google Cultural Institute
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