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Untitled Roofscape Vessel

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Department
Renwick Gallery
On View
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 53B
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor
Date
1986
Object number
1995.65
Luce Center Label
Lidya Buzio moved to New York City in 1967 and began to see a rhythm in the movement of the rooftops of the Manhattan skyline, which she translated onto the surfaces of her pots. In Roofscape Vessel she achieves a sense of depth by slanting the lines on the façades of the buildings and tilting the roofs. Buzio also creates three- dimensional space by raising two of the rooftop gutters off the surface of the pot. The pastel colors of the evening sky hide any signs of the chaos of city life and create a calm, peaceful atmosphere.
Credit Line
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Renwick Acquisitions Fund
Copyright
© 1986, Lydia Buzio
Artist
Lidya Buzio, born Montevideo, Uruguay 1948-died Greenport, NY 2014
Topic
Architecture Exterior\detail\roof
Medium
slab-constructed earthenware painted with color oxide slips, burnished, fired, and waxed
Dimensions
12 5/8 x 12 1/2 x 10 3/4 in. (32.1 x 31.8 x 27.3 cm.)
Data Source
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Restrictions & Rights
Usage conditions apply
Type
Decorative Arts-Ceramic
Crafts
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk74ab5239e-7ba8-42c2-bf2e-e6b378e8f4a1
Record ID
saam_1995.65

Untitled Roofscape Vessel

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