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Title

Plate with spirals


Artist

Anne Dangar

Australia

01 Dec 1885 - 04 Sep 1951


About

Anne Dangar’s use of circular and spiral designs to decorate her ceramics comes from the teachings of her great mentor Albert Gleizes. His 1932 book 'La forme et l’histoire' (Form and history) discusses his view that human nature is constant and the same rhythmic designs will recur in different ages in different societies. He illustrated this theory with a number of circular and spiral designs from prehistoric carvings and ancient pottery, and believed that cubism could revive the use of such designs.

Dangar's great ability was in adapting these historical symbols for use on functional forms in ways which was both aesthetically pleasing and artistically satisfying.


Details


Alternative title

Plat à spirales


Place where the work was made

Sablons Isère France


Media category

Ceramic


Materials used

glazed earthenware


Dimensions

7.5 x 34 cm diam.


Signature & date

Signed, verso, slip "MSD". Not dated.


Credit

Mollie Douglas Bequest Fund 2017


Location

Not on display


Accession number

21.2017


Artist information

Anne Dangar

Artist profile

Works in the collection

23


Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


Anne Dangar céramiste: Le cubism au quotidian, Paris, 2017, 103 (colour illus.). cat. no. 45

Rustic cubism: Anne Dangar and the art colony at Moly-Sabata, Chicago, 2004, 215 (illus.). Fig. 142 (As "Omelet plate with four spirals")