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Maker: Betty Woodman, American, 1930–2018

Three Girls from Agra

1987

Lead-glazed earthenware

21 7/16 × 20 in. (54.5 × 50.8 cm)
Harrison H. Augur, B.A. 1964, Fund
1988.23.1.1-.3
Betty Woodman’s pieces make reference to the history of painting and ceramics and often focus on the association between ceramic vessels and the human body. Through bright swirls of color and the dynamic curves of the applied handles, her pieces gain a sense of movement. This ceramic grouping is reminiscent of the garniture sets that decorated many eighteenth-century mantels, and the painted decoration recalls modernist art.
Geography: 
Made in New York, New York
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
American
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Containers - Ceramics
Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions 1988,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (Spring 1989): 109, ill.

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