Armchair (1991) Dora Dolz

St. Get Hoek
About the artwork

Artist Dora 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 'ceramic furniture pieces look like thrones and seats with different kinds of attributes incorporated in them. This gives the chairs something theatrical, but also functions as a kind of still life. A miniature copy of the armchair has been placed in the Jan van der Ploeg housing complex of Humanitas. The statue was placed in 1991 in the context of the Oude Noorden Art Plan in collaboration with the residents association Het Oude Noorden, Projectbureau Stadnieuwnieuwing and CBK Rotterdam. The original location was at the Hildegardiskerk on the Verbraakstraat in Noord, but in 2014 the work was moved to Hoek van Holland and loaned to the Get Hoekt 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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