Black Man Head Vase (Large)
$320.00|Made in Italy
Original ceramic Giacomo Alessi, produced in Caltagirone (CT), Italy.
These Heads are the quintessence of Maestro Giacomo Alessi’s artistic production and expert craftsmanship. The anthropomorphic vases express the rich history and traditions of Sicily, which has always been a melting pot of different people and cultures.
H: 12.60 inches
Black, Cream, Soft Pink and Soft Orange
Giacomo Alessi has been developing and refining his craft since 1978, through a rigorous process of technical exploration, artisanal expertise, and extensive research. His work process involves deep introspective investigations into the history of Sicilian craft, culture, and cosmology, resulting in pieces that reinterpret local traditions, myths, forms and designs in contemporary ways. His work transcends the usual utilitarianism of ceramics to become art in its own right, whilst retaining the versatile usefulness that the craft is known for.
Giacomo Alessi is included in the book of Living Human Treasures of the UNESCO Register of Intangible Heritage for Sicily and has exhibited in some of the most important ceramic exhibitions in Italy and around the world. His pieces have been featured in the 2006 “Myths of the Earth” exhibition at Palermo’s Salinas Museum, the 2007 57th “Taller de Italia” Michetti Prize in Pescara and the 2011 “Roman Ceramics and Lazio” exhibition in Rome. The latter placed Giacomo Alessi’s work alongside that of Italian greats such as Guttuso, Mastroianni, Greco, Cascella, Cagli, and Manzu, to name but a few. Other notable exhibitions of Alessi’s craft were his creation of the coating for Whirlpool’s show cooking, his pieces in the Milan Fuorisalone and “The Ship of Fools” in the 2011 54th Venice Biennale.
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