From Utility to Life: Sculptural Decorative Arts
Updated: Aug 27
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.
Collectors at Home
First Session: 'From Utility to Life: Sculptural Decorative Arts'
Vertu Founder, J. Franks, has curated a zoom series, Collectors at Home. 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. Franks will then host a Q & A with CSDA collectors, whose chosen objects relate to the session's theme.