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Current Location:
Lake Huron Hall -> 2nd Floor (LHH)
Location Notes:
LHH; 2nd Floor; Student Study Area near Stairwell and Room 277

Postmodern Greek Vessel, Fire Hydria

Artwork
Identifier:
2005.104.1
Artist:
Daleene Menning
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Terra Cotta with Engobes
Date:
circa 2005
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 34 in Width: 26 in Depth: 11 in
Description:
Flattened pot with a spiked design on top, a purple and green base. The middle is blue with terra cotta stripes.
Historical Context:
In art, postmodernism refers to an influence and reworking of past ideals to fit the contemporary world. In this series, Daleene Menning transforms the shapes and patterns found on Ancient Greek vessels into modern designs. She was inspired by the forms found within Ancient Greek kraters, or large vases used for the dilution of wine with water, and a hydria, a form of an Ancient Greek water carrying jug. In their historic forms, both styles of vessels would have been heavily decorated with detailed figures and patterns.

Library of Congress Subjects:
Art, Classical
Art, Greco-Roman