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The Unexpected: Artists' Ceramics of the 20th Century Hardcover – Mar 1999

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Throughout the 20th century prominent artists from Picasso to A.R. Penck have experimented with ceramics, and the works they produced have complemented and often expanded upon their styles and techniques in painting and sculpture. This volume presents illustrations and discussion of ceramic works by 23 European artists, all from the extensive collection at the Museum Het Kruithuis in the Netherlands. The artists include Miro, Leger, Chagall, Braque, Dufy and Cocteau, as well as members of the mid-century CoBrA movement, and contemporary figures such as Mimmo Paladino and Bruce McLean. Essays set the ceramics in context, and documentary photographs show the artists at work.

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Certainly unexpected 17 Mar. 2010
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I am a ceramic artist/potter and while studying art history it was very interesting to find some of the great artists also worked in clay. This book shows a great representation of the work they produced and explains the relationship the artist had with the work moving from paint to clay. It is a fascinating book and raised many questions. One being that some of the work is very basic, and if you didn't know who had made it would it be as good as you perceive it to be if you didn't know who the artist is?
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