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Babs Haenen "Rhapsody in Blue" Vase, the Netherlands 2016

Documentation Documented elsewhere (similar item)
Origin Netherlands
Period 2000-2019
Materials Porcelain
Dimensions
H. 13.19 in; Diam. 9.84 in;
H. 33.5 cm; Diam. 25 cm;
Condition New.
Description This richly pigmented vase, with its unruly form and angles, seems as if it is ready to burst out of its static form any second. A rhapsody is an effusively enthusiastic or ecstatic expression of feeling, and this vase gives a physical form to it.

An equal importance was given to line, color, and form, resulting in a visually striking but harmonious piece. On closer observation, the vase has several pigments and a beautiful pattern that gives a geological element to the piece. The Rhapsody in Blue is a standout piece, carrying the unique characteristic of Babs Haenen’s art.

Condition: New

Dimensions: ?
Ø 9.84 in x 13.19 in H
Ø 25 cm x 33.5 cm H

Exhibition:
En Route Babs Haenen, a solo exhibition of work by Babs Haenen at Taste Contemporary, Geneva 2018.

About the designer:
The world-renowned ceramist, Babs Haenen, was born in Amsterdam in 1948. In 1979 I graduated with Geert Lap, Barbara Nanning, and Paulus van Leeuwen at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. During her career, she has taught extensively, won a number of prestigious awards, and has undertaken several high-profile public commissions in The Netherlands.
Haenen creates expressive and impressionistic ceramics inspired by abstract paintings and landscapes of the 15th and 16th centuries. She creates colorful and organic porcelain vessels with dynamic lines and forms. Her work consists of different colored slabs of clay using a technique known as slab building.

Haenen works with colored porcelain creating a lot of shapes, patterns, and colors. Her work is in the permanent collections in several museums in countries around the world such as in the Netherlands, the United States, and Japan. ~H.

Shipping:
This vase will be packed and shipped with the greatest care to make sure you will receive the works in gallery condition.
Complimentary shipping within the Netherlands.
Styles / Movements Contemporary, Modern
Book References Taste Contemporary: En Route Babs Haenen, 2018, p. 22-23. Catalogue de l'exposition - Entre eau et ciel: Amsterdam - by 19paulfort, 2019. P. 53.
Incollect Reference Number 433369
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