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Betty Woodman at the Porcelain Museum

Published on October 12, 2009 10:48 PM | Comments

The following is part of the press release from the exhibition:

The refined and imaginative creations of Betty Woodman find an appropriate setting among the prestigious porcelain conserved in the Palazzina del Cavaliere, in showcases that have been specially designed to blend into the decor of the Museum (the exhibit is in the The Porcelain Museum at the Pitti Palace).


With their unpredictable shapes and the intensity and brilliance of the colours, the unusual Sèvres porcelain pieces created by this artist revolutionise the traditional concept of prized tableware, while preserving the consolidated class of the prestigious services beloved of the crowned heads.

A potter who has already made her name in New York, Betty Woodman periodically lives and works in her house in Antella, in the heart of the Florentine countryside, where she has had the chance to delve into the stratifications of Italian culture. In this way her expressive freedom enables her to renew the design of traditional forms, drawing upon the most diverse historical and geographical sources to bring forth a new, playful language of matter, unburdened by the tireless labour and study that nevertheless lies behind each individual piece.

As she herself puts it “I seek to make art that nods its appreciation towards the history of ceramics without attempting to imitate it”.

October 2nd, 2009 to February 15 2010
Hours Daily:
8.15 – 18.15 (up to 24 October)
8.15 – 17.15 (from 25 to 31 October)
8.15 – 16.15 (November, December, January, February)

Closed on the 1st and the last Monday of each month, New Year's Day and Christmas Day.

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