"Harlequin with Bird" wall painting, 35 x 35 cm

"Harlequin with Bird" wall painting, 35 x 35 cm

Harlequin and Columbine, characters from the Commedia dell'Arte whose performances thrilled nobility and the people alike, have also repeatedly inspired artists at MEISSEN®, contributors to over 300 years of tradition there. The jester couple first served as models for artful porcelain figurines back in the eighteenth century. Meissen Modeller-in-Chief Jörg Danielczyk transfers the characters' erotic antics to the Venice carnival in a contemporary design with a striking colour scheme. Harlequin peers out from beneath his feathered cap whilst simultaneously presenting a bird to the viewer in his outstretched hand.

Porcelain painter Michaela Stocker has rendered Danielczyk's design on white gold with great mastery and skill. Her canny composition of brilliant Meissen colours compels the beholder to become deeply immersed in these symbol-laden motifs. Our imagination is lent wings by the constant discovery of special effects some of which will have arisen by chance during painting and firing, whilst others are the outcome of cool deliberation.

SKU: 935284-9M013-1
Weight: 3300 g
Limited to 25 pieces.

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