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THE REALM OF FINE ART Our
thanks to Dr. Alka Pande ( Art historian ) for her article on Ceramics - The Transition
of Ceramics from Function to a Form of Artistic expression is a facscinating tale
rooted in history and evolution. Spread over centuries, countries, dynasties,
philosophies.., From Greek funerary vases to Mayan vessels from Indus Valley pottery
to Japanese Tea Jars, From Chinese glaze colours to Raku, Ceramics has come a
GREEK pottery - The ancient Greeks produced pottery for their
own locale They made pottery for everyday use. Most surviving pottery consists
of drinking vessels, such as amphorae, kraters ( bowls for mixing wine and water),
hydria( water jars), libration bowls, jugs, cups and painted funeral urns.
pottery - dates back to 8000 years. The first few objects were hand-moulded eathenware
vessels. Blue -and-white porcelain was first produced under the Yuan Dynasty (1279-1368AD),
Potters of the subsequent Ming Dynasty ( 1368-1644AD) perfected these blue-and-white
wares so that they soon came to represent the virtuosity of the Chinese potter.
Five-coloured porcelain wares became famous under the patonage of the Qing dynasty.
Japanese pottery -
Indian pottery -
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ART NEWS FLASH *****************************
art market for Old Master, Impressionist and Contemporary works, has experienced
an unprecedented dramatic growth in the last eighteen months. Art has out performed
many other investment portfolios such as property and equities amongst others.
Art has not only become a lucrative and sound investment, but also a "must have"
commodity as shown by the sheer number of art hedge funds sprouting up. The largest
expanding area is in Contemporary art, which now out performs all other categories.
The future is not just about the European and American heavyweights such as "Hirst",
"Rego" and "Koons"; it is about the artists from the worlds
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