Untitled (1981) Dora Dolz
The artworks of artist Dora Dolz (1941-2008) are characterized by color, warmth and an abundance of opulent, voluptuous shapes. Dolz grew up in Barcelona and came to Rotterdam in 1965. Her typical armchairs, of which several have been placed in Rotterdam, literally and figuratively counterbalanced the dull, colorless Dutch climate. At the initiative of the artist herself, she made these two ceramic facade reliefs on behalf of the Rotterdam Art Foundation in 1981. The works are placed on the front facades of Belgischestraat and Finsestraat, but they can be seen from the sports and playground on the Russestraat. On the residential block on Belgischestraat you see a yellow square frame of seven by seven meters. It graphically depicts a table with a plant on it. The square frame on the Finsestraat is made of blue ceramic. It contains an ice cream. Dolz has enlarged everyday life in this work, adding cheerfulness to the street scene.
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.