“China Syndrome” Paintings by Jan de Vleigher
As a wedding gift, my husband gave me a set of Rose Medallion china circa 1880’s. The remarkable thing about it was the sheer number of pieces in each place setting (16!). Those formal Victorians had both a lot of dishwashing help, and also a strange inclination to care that boullion be served in one kind of bowl and creme soup in another.
Artist, Jan de Vleigher likes to go big when it comes to porcelain and these monumental paintings tell the tale. No need for seconds.
Gallery representation: Mike Weiss Gallery
great painting love them
As much as I like Warhol and Campbell’s Soup (Warhol alot better, actually), these are absolutely stunning, and what’s more, they’re grand. When objects we affectionately cherish over time eventually end up being bargained over on ebay and the like, seeing them celebrated like this–and scaled-up to force notice–is heart-warming.
The scale really makes them special…
Wow, gorgeous plates, and the size of the plates in the gallery are unreal, but beautifully painted.