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PARIS ARCHITECTURE ART OBJECT (1) Verde Calc pastel (green).
Form and texture arch and bend the shadows around this clay architectural object. Designed after the Parisian Art Nouveau architecture of the early 20th century, decorative curves and nature-inspired ornaments of this urban house façade will take you on a journey to the past into a time, when Hector Guimard’s Métro de Paris just opened its gates, and the first automobiles contested the elegant horse carriages in the busy streets of the French capital.
This art object is a part of my Survey of European Architecture series. I'm an American sculptor living and working across Europe, taking inspiration from the old world. These small slip-cast solid-core ceramic houses present raw stone-like surfaces that capture textural details of old Europe in a contemporary aesthetic. I create, sign and date each piece here in my atelier in Europe.
The remarkable colors are achieved with the methods I love from the Old World, with authentic and precious pigments ground by big granite millstones in the windmill De Kat in Holland. The windmill's 21 meter sails have powered the grinding of Earth's minerals into color for Dutch artists since 1781. Some, quarried from Italy, France, Bohemia, Afghanistan, and Spain, are the first ancient pigments known to primitive artists. Methods developed in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries of weathering minerals, or extracting naturally occurring minerals from bits of earth, volcanic rock, semi-precious stone, vegetables and metals are often the same methods used today in the old world pigments I use in my work. Even in ancient times, they were known as the most beautiful colors imaginable. I hope that you treasure these old pigments as much as I do.
This purchase includes one (1) Paris Architecture art object. Object measures approximately 6.3 cm (2 1/2 inches) tall. Color: Verde Calc pastel (green).
Ships from my atelier in Holland (Europe). Ready to ship. PostNL Priority Mail estimated delivery times:
United States, Canada: 3-6 days
France, Switzerland, Scandinavia: 2-4 days
Australia: 5-8 days
Asia: 5-10 days
(For those countries with special customs delays, please allow one or two weeks for their security procedures)
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