Palissy


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Palissy

(French palisi)
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(Biography) Bernard (bɛrnar). 1510–89, French Huguenot potter and writer on natural history, noted for his rustic glazed earthenware: died in the Bastille
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The rest of the furniture of this privileged apartment consisted of old cabinets, filled with Chinese porcelain and Japanese vases, Lucca della Robbia faience, and Palissy platters; of old arm-chairs, in which perhaps had sat Henry IV.
The lid of the soup-tureen drew a momentary glance from Genestas; he noticed that it was surmounted by a group of vegetables in high relief, skilfully colored after the manner of Bernard Palissy, the celebrated sixteenth century craftsman.
They included Danish artist Malene Hartmann Rasmussen whose figurative and narrative pieces have been influenced by the 15th century potter Bernard Palissy and his love of insects, story-telling and life-casting techniques; British ceramicist Katie Spragg, who creates miniature worlds modeled in porcelain; and American artist Andrew Casto whose use of porcelain and gold lustre and the physicality of his abstract forms hark back to the development of historical bone china such as Sevres and Meissen.
In 1563, the Huguenot potter Bernard Palissy argued the case for the use of fertilisers in agriculture.
Palissy was known for making lively looking amphibians and reptiles on his pieces.
At the Bernard Palissy primary school in Joinville-le-Pont east of Paris, extra security measures included a blanket ban on parents entering school buildings and the presence of local police at opening time.
Sixteenth century French eccentric Bernard Palissy potted a series of the most extraordinary pieces in which creatures like colourful fish, snakes and lizards appear in scarily realistic threedimensional reliefs.
The starting point for the show, according to Grasso's exhibition statement, was the dramatist Victorien Sardou's etching Quartier des Animaux chez Zoroastre de Bernard Palissy (Zoroaster's Animal Quarters by Bernard Palissy), ca.
WE RECENTLY sold an interesting and very typical item of Palissy ware.
Palissy would take direct casts from animals, and make platters covered with lizards, snails, and other elements from nature.
Maderas, marfiles y piedras talladas que desesperarian a los aurifabristas bizantinos y a los lapidarios medievales, Pequenas esculturas representando cortesanas del Yoshiwara, dignas de competir, con breves estatuillas de Mirrina y Tanagra, con las "figulinas" de Palissy ; .