Armchair (1991) Dora Dolz

St. Get Hoek
About the artwork

Dolz made a ceramic Armchair with a fan shape as a backrest and armrests in the shape of a cornucopia and a shell. The colors that Dolz has applied are red, blue, green, orange and white. Dolz's ceramic furniture pieces look like thrones and seats with different types of attributes incorporated into it. This gives the chairs something theatrical, but they also act as a kind of still life. A miniature copy of the armchair has been placed in the Janitas complex of Humanitas. The statue was placed in 1991 in the context of the Oude Noorden Art Plan in collaboration with the Oude Noorden Residents' Organization, Project Renewal Office and CBK Rotterdam. The original location was at the Hildegardiskerk on the Verbraakstraat in Noord. But in 2014 the work has been moved to Hoek van Holland and given on loan to the Get Hekent Foundation.

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About the artist

Dora Dolz (Barcelona, ​​1941 - Rotterdam, 2008) has been making colorful, monumental ceramic vases and furniture since the late 1970s. She incorporated fan shapes, fruit and shell shapes into her work. She baked all the details of her ceramic objects separately, after which she assembled them. In 1993, Dora Dolz received the Judith Leyster Prize; an important biennial prize for female artists.

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