Vase with pastoral design of dancing figures by Sydney Long
13 Sep 1880 - 23 Mar 1955
Mildred Lovett’s 'Vase with pastoral design of dancing figures by Sydney Long' is based on the painting 'Fantasy' by Long. Demonstrating the Arts and Crafts ideal of an exchange between painting and the decorative arts, Lovett developed her composition from Long’s painting in a vase design. The painting’s flattened Art-Nouveau pattern is transposed by the rhythmic rise of the vase’s curved form.
Vase with pastoral design
hand painted porcelain with overglaze decoration
26.4 x 14 .0 cm diam.
© Estate of Mildred Lovett
Shown in 5 exhibitions
Project 24 - Cicadas and Gumnuts: The Society of Arts and Crafts 1906-1935 (1978), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 01 Apr 1978–07 May 1978
Sydney Long (1979), S.H. Ervin Gallery, The Rocks, 22 Aug 1979–07 Nov 1979
Flora and Fauna - Australian Decorative Art from the Gallery's Collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 20 Apr 1998–20 Jun 1998
Australian Collection Focus: Sydney Long: Pan, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 06 Jun 2009–30 Aug 2009
Sydney Long: the spirit of the land, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, 17 Aug 2012–11 Nov 2012
Referenced in 7 publications
Deborah Edwards and Alisa de Torres, Australian decorative arts, Sydney, 1991, 11 (illus.). cat.no. 35
Anne Gray, Sydney Long: the spirit of the land, 'The spirit of the land', pg. 45-70, Canberra, 2012, 58, 113, 198 (colour illus.). cat.no. 113
Jackie Menzies, Project 24: Cicadas and gumnuts - the Society of Arts and Crafts 1906-1935, Sydney, 1978. cat.no. 68; titled 'Vase with pastoral design'; Collection of Art Gallery of New South Wales
Denise Mimmocchi, Australian Symbolism: the art of dreams, ‘Sydney Long: Arcadian myth and the decorative landscape’, pg. 110-123, Sydney, 2012, 120 (colour illus.), 146.
Denise Mimmocchi, Australian Collection Focus: Sydney Long - Pan, 'Sydney Long: Pan', pg. 1-12, Sydney, 2009, 7 (colour illus.).
Wendy Symonds (Editor), Look, 'In the Picture', pg. 18, Heidelberg, 18 (illus.).
Editor Unknown (Editor), The Lone Hand, 'The Art of the Year', pg. 663-678, Sydney, 01 Apr 1910, 669 (b&w illus.). Vase - painted by Miss Lovett, designed by Sid Long.