What makes the maiolica
process different is that the decoration is applied with a brush to the unfired, dry, glazed surface.
Many different forms of Maiolica
ware were made for functional use and decorative display, including cups, bowls, serving dishes, cake dishes, wall plates, face jugs, busts, compotes, jugs, floor tiles and sculptures.
40) Richard Goldthwaite, "The Economic and Social World of Renaissance Maiolica
," Renaissance Quarterly 42 (Spring 1989): 1-32, esp.
In facing the "challenge to create a book useful for both neophytes and specialists" (9), Watson wisely makes no pretense to surveying the entire history of Renaissance maiolica
One hundred of the Museum's finest pieces of American and European decorative art--from rare maiolica
to Art Deco silver--have been selected for display in this ROM original exhibition, which examines how decorative art styles developed from the late Renaissance to the postmodern period.
is a well-established, traditional medium still used today in a wide variety of ways.
Examples include statuary, porcelain and maiolica
, paintings and other illustrations, textiles and clothing, weapons and armor, coins and medals, silver, printed documents and maps, toys, souvenirs, and other items.
Masterpieces of European Art will showcase French fine and decorative arts, Italian Renaissance Maiolica
, Dutch paintings, French furniture and tapestries, and British portraiture and landscapes dating from the 15th through 19th centuries.
The story of Spanish and Mexican maiolica
is seen and its origin explained in this video in which we learn of the rich and complex history and culture that produced it.
Luke Syson, who was formerly in the Department of Coins and Medals, is an expert on Pisanello and other fifteenth-century Italian medallists and Dora Thornton, who is the curator in charge of Renaissance objects in the Department of Medieval and Modern Europe, has a special interest in Renaissance maiolica
Clay sculpture first emerged in Italy in the 15th century, stimulated by new technologies in maiolica
and brickwork, and became increasingly popular with artists in the 16th and 17th centuries.
From rare Renaissance maiolica
to sleek Art Deco silver to dramatic postmodern furniture, the exhibition examines how decorative art styles developed from the late Renaissance to the postmodern period.