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"Artist & Model"
Colombo for Scricciolo of Italy
(Limited Edition No: 229)
This captivating ceramic stands around 27cm tall to the highest point of the artist's easel. I bought it around 1975 in Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, England from a retail furniture store called Oaks. I was told then that the piece was a limited edition, but that no two pieces were actually the same. They had no idea how many pieces formed an edition as the box and packaging (and probably some kind of certificate) had been lost.
As a budding artist with a love of the female form, I just had to have this work. To this day I find the couple utterly captivating, with their elongated limbs and benign smiles, both totally absorbed in the moment. I would have needed to take a dozen photos to begin showing the depth of charm and character this amazing piece portrays: The careless abandon with which the artist has treated both his tools and the flowers in the vase upon which his palette rests, to the delicacy and grace of his sitter, quietly at ease in the knowledge of her beauty - I adore it.
Click on the thumbnails above for other views and a little more detail.
I CAN FIND NO WEBSITE DEDICATED TO THE WORK OF ADRIANO COLOMBO