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Vintage French Ceramic Vase by Jacques Blin with Jean Rustin 'circa 1960s'

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Vintage French ceramic vase by Jacques Blin with Jean Rustin (circa 1960s). This elegant piece has Blin's trademark cloudy glaze but with decoration by French artist, Jean Rustin (1928-2013). It takes the form of whimsical doodling on the centre frieze encircling the piece. The ceramic is particularly rare because of this collaboration which has been documented in Vianney Frain's 'History of the Jacques Blin Workshop' (Edition du Quai des Marais, Amboise, 2016). On the underside it is signed 'J. Blin' and annotated 'Exemplaire N ° 15' indicating its special status. This is a rare piece, elegant, charming and highly collectible all at once. The vase is in good overall condition with just a small chip on the underside. Upon request a video may be provided. About the Artist: Jacques Blin (1920-1995), an engineer by trade but with a love for the visual arts. Blin has an immediately recognisable style characterised by a more or less misty appearance of the glaze and by decoration deeply marked in the raw clay, a method he used throughout his career. He frequently depicted fanciful birds, primitive animals, stylised figures and whimsical abstract motifs in his works which are always signed "J. Blin". About Jean Rustin (1928-2013): During the 1950s he was mainly preoccupied with abstract painting but from the 1970s he embarked on figurative work. He created a bizarre world of human figures, where an existential dead-end is transformed into fright, abhorrence, pity but also relief. The artist stated: "I realise that behind my artistic creation, behind the fascination for the naked body, there are twenty centuries of painting, primarily religious, twenty centuries of dead Christs, tortured martyrs, gory revolutions, massacres and shattered dreams; I realise that history and maybe art history are engraved on the body and flesh of men..." Until the late 1960s, his abstract painting had a large following in France. However, while most European and American artists were widening the gap between themselves and the figurative traditions that preceded Modernism, Rustin started to swim against the current, a decision which cost him dearly in the short term (Ref. Prabook) Dimensions: Height 33 cm / 13" Diameter 20 cm / 7.9".

Details

  • Creator
    Jacques Blin (Artist)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 13 in. (33 cm)Diameter: 7.88 in. (20 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1960s
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses.
  • Seller Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 15021stDibs: LU2811325612572

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