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Dream Jar

Dream Jar

1994

Shin Sangho 신상호

(Korean, b. 1947)

Stoneware with carved, stamped designs, and inlaid slip under celadon glaze

Outer diameter: 32.6 cm (12 13/16 in.); Overall: 35.5 cm (14 in.)

Gift of the Artist 1995.39

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The creator of this jar was inspired by a traditional Korean ceramic type called buncheong in terms of using white slip.

Description

As part of the artist’s Dream series, this contemporary Korean ceramic work expresses how the long, rich tradition of Korean ceramics serves as a new source of artistic inspiration for contemporary artists. Shin implemented the inlay as well as the stamping technique to draw expressive patterns, similar to those on the 15th-century Wine Cask with Stamped Floral Decoration, CMA 1921.650. Shin interpreted unassuming and naturalistic aesthetics of Korean ceramic tradition in his own exploration of gestural abstraction.

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