Sculptures from the Flames: Ceramics by Gustav and Ulla Kraitz

August 26, 1994 – November 27, 1994

S. Dillon Ripley Center
1100 Jefferson Drive, SW
Washington, DC

Concourse, Sublevel 3, Rotunda and Enid Haupt Garden

See some 28 sculptures ranging from figuration to abstraction by Swedish artists Ulla and Gustav Kraitz. To create in their works a luster and purity found in nature, the artists used kilns based on ancient Chinese models and followed the traditional art of Chinese glazing. Three classic glazes -- temmoku (brownish black), celadon, and oxblood -- comprise the Kraitzes' primary colors, along with an intense cobalt blue.

Organized by the Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES).