- Alternative title
- Plat à spirales
- Place where the work was made
- circa 1950
- Media category
- Materials used
- glazed earthenware
- 2.3 x 46.5 cm
- Signature & date
Signed, verso, slip "MSD". Not dated.
- Mollie Douglas Bequest Fund 2017
- Not on display
- Accession number
- Artist information
Works in the collection
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.
Referenced in 3 publications
Bruce Adams, Rustic cubism: Anne Dangar and the art colony at Moly-Sabata, Chicago, 2004, 62 (illus.). Fig. 37 (as "Plate with Celtic spirals")
David Butcher, Anne Dangar céramiste: Le cubism au quotidian, Paris, 2017, 104 (colour illus.). cat.no. 46
Leanne Santoro, Look, 'The true soul of Moly-Sabata', Sydney, Jul 2018-Aug 2018, 37 (colour illus.).
Other works by Anne Dangar
See all 26 works