Medium: Glazed ceramic
Dimensions: 20 in high x 11 in wide (with shade)
Jacques Blin developed a new technique with Jean Rustin, etching creations on his clay before firing, adding to these designs later with glaze and oxides. With these steps he improved upon the execution of the semi-abstract imagery by which his work is today recognized—monochromatic images of stylized people, crops, and beasts right out of the cave paintings of his native France, or the mythic tales portrayed in unearthed Greek pottery. He created these beautiful images of everyday life on cloudy monochromatic backgrounds (often and notably) in shades of blue.