Dr. Martin Eidelberg, Professor Emeritus of art history at Rutgers University and an expert on ceramics and Tiffany glass, presents an illustrated lecture entitled "From Gaugin to Picasso and others along the Way: their work in Ceramics, 1880-1930".
From the late nineteenth century unto today, we have been intrigued by the idea of collaborative work between painters and potters. Starting in the 1880s with Gauguin, who collaborated with Ernest Chaplet, notable partnerships have broken old boundaries and also produced beautiful works. Just after 1900 artists as diverse as Odilon Redon, Mary Cassatt, Henri Matisse, and Maurice de Vlaminck collaborated with André Methey. In the following decade, Raoul Dufy and Joan Miro worked with Artigas to create extraordinary ceramics. And after World War II, Picasso contributed to this noble tradition. Although these many ceramic adventures came about for different reasons, they all belong to an amazing and often overlooked chapter in the history of modern ceramics.
Martin Eidelberg was a Professor of Art History at Rutgers University for 38 years, retiring a decade ago so that he could pursue his research. He is a graduate of Columbia College (BA) and Princeton University (Ph.D). Dr. Eidelberg is a specialist in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century decorative arts, as well as Watteau and French painting of the eighteenth century.
Presented by the Pottery and Porcelain Club. Free and open to the public.