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From Utility to Life: Sculptural Decorative Arts

Updated: Jun 18



Collectors at Home, Zoom Series

Canadian Society of Decorative Arts

First Session: “From Utility to Life: Sculptural Decorative Arts”

June 20, 2020

17:00 - 18:00 p.m., ET


Vertu Founder, Jennifer Franks, has curated a zoom series, Collectors at Home, for the Canadian Society of Decorative Arts / Cercle canadien des arts décoratifs (CSDA/CCAD) The first session is titled: “From Utility to Life: Sculptural Decorative Arts”


Utility and beauty are two main concepts of the classic definition of decorative arts; however there are many instances in which the creativity of objects, including a highly plastic shape, bring to mind the art of sculpture more than the idea of function or merely decoration. In an introductory talk, Franks will discuss such objects from a variety of museum exhibitions that blur traditional boundaries between fine and decorative art. She will then host a Q & A with CSDA collectors, whose chosen objects relate to the session's theme.


Register: https://tinyurl.com/y7qlylz2


Photo: Wall Clock , Jean-Jacques Fieffé from the exhibition: Taking Shape: Finding Sculpture in the Decorative Arts, J. Paul Getty Museum, March 31–July 5, 2009


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