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Classic Blues: Cobalt Blue Porcelain and Indigo-Dyed Textiles

July 1, 2023 - November 19, 2023

This exhibition examines two artforms which have maintained worldwide popularity for centuries: Chinese and Japanese blue-and-white porcelain and indigo-dyed textiles. Including more than 20 porcelain objects, dating from the 1500s to the 1900s, and seven textiles, dating from the 1700s to the 1900s, Classic Blues highlights the decorative techniques of hand-painting and stenciling used across both media. Other techniques featured include ceramic design transfers, known as decals, and resist dyeing methods utilizing woodblocks, tie-dye, batik, and applique for textiles. Image credit: Water Dropper in the Form of Mandarin Ducks, 1500s, Ming Dynasty, possibly Zhengde Reign, Porcelain with underglaze cobalt blue decoration, made in Jingdezhen, Jiangxi Province, Gift of Naomi Tandet Shapiro, 2023.2


July 1, 2023
November 19, 2023
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Norton Museum of Art
1450 S. Dixie Highway
West Palm Beach, 33401 United States
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