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FZ02531 Franz Porcelain Collection Vase Chess and Cup and Saucer

Chess and cup and saucer The inspiration comes from Juan Gris 1917 painting Chessboard Glass and Dish collected in the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Gris was a master in using light shadow and layer effect to create geometric patterns. He was a genius at showing two-dimensional objects in 3-D style. For Chess and cup and saucer space and time seem to solidify on the vase which looks like pieces of broken mirror with the collage of geometric patterns piling up. The cupon the vase which looks like pieces of broken mirror with the collage of geometric patterns piling up. The cup and saucer and chessboard look as if they were going to fall from the vase. However the painter created a harmonious balance with simple and plain colors. Size: 14-1/8x7-1/4x12-3/8 inch read more