Posts Tagged ‘vases’

Artist of the moment……….Lee Seung-hee

Lee Seung-hee was born in Cheongju,  South Korea in the year 1963. Lee Seung-hee is renowned for turning vases into two dimensional art. His art is a blend of ceramic and ceramic glaze on top of paper.

For his artistic education Seung-hee attended the Craft Design Department at Cheongju University.

The artist is now based out of Beijing, China. The artist is gaining much attention in the region for his art.

What a unique and new way to portray a classical part of the Chinese culture.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

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Artist of the moment……Jean Dunand

Jean Dunand was a fantastic artist and interior designer born in Lancy, Switzerland in the year 1877. He was renown for his use of lacquer and is considered by many to be the best lacquer artist in history. Began studying art in school at the Geneva School for the Arts.

Dunand was inspired to learn the art of working with lacquer from a Japanese artist who grew up in an area renown for its lacquer output, this is the northern part of Japan. Dunand was based out of Paris, France. He took 13 lessons from the master and kept great notes that are available in book form.

Worked with the artist Jean Lambert Rucki on some collaborations including some very stylish Oriental folding screens similar. Here are some examples of this work.

In 2003 a watch company was formed in Switzerland that works with his designs.  Here is a link to this site:

http://www.jeandunand.com/

In this clip we view a serpent vase made by Jean Dunand.

Dunand passed away in 1942 at the age of 65 years of age.

price range information: Works range from $2,000 to $650,000.

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