Rare and gorgeous majolica style distinctive art pottery from MidCentury Mastro Paola of Orvieto Italy. The sideways "S" and distinctive style shows this was signed by the original Mastro Paolo Cosenza. The piece is in excellent condition.
It is about 10 in tall and about 6 inches at the widest part. The small ceramics store Mastro Paolo Orvieto, is in piazza Duomo, n. But since the early sixties the father of the family potters, Mastro Paolo Cozenza, started to create original majolica pottery on the lathe, from shape to decoration, taking inspiration from the local popular tradition of the seventeenth century to approach modern and experimental design. Cosenza was a ceramist in Orvieto, Italy.His passion was painting his unique, modern pieces of majolica pottery created on the lathe. This particular piece is indicative of his love of meticulously painting each piece, with wide bright and strips of color circling the jug/vase. In the 1950s, as a young man skilled in the art of turning and decorating terracotta, Cosenza created objects in an Etruscan style. Through study, he assimilated new techniques, an amalgamation of historical and contemporary practices. He incorporated them with a singular vision, linked to local traditions. With time, Cosenza signed his work with the affectionate nickname attributed to him by admiring townsfolk, in their Orvieto dialect: Mastro Paolo, "Master Paul". And he used the distinctive sideways "S" in his signature. Mastro Paolo's obituary spoke of the artist's contemporary idiom, one that was rooted in age-old traditions, in elegant and essential forms, a style that evolved from roundness and softness to angular and linear. It praises his colorful, lively stripes, which borrowed the concentric lines of a medieval tradition and transformed them into an explosion of determined colors and clear circumferences. It singles out the colors themselves, seemingly modern, but a re-interpretation of traditions dating back to the Middle Ages and Renaissance - colors employed by Luca Signorelli in his Chapel of San Brizio: green, ochre, yellow, blue, red, orange, turquoise.
Mastro Paolo's clean lines were his way of avoiding clutter, of refusing excess and the distraction of the insignificant or superfluous. His integrity, acute sensibilities, unfailing sense of elegance and lucidity of vision enabled him to construct a timeless universe of minimalism. They guaranteed all the rewards of success and satisfaction that excellence can procure. This art pottery jug, dating from the late 1960s, is a characteristic work by the artist.
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