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Ancient Design Motifs Meet Contemporary Ceramics in Maxwell Mustardo's Glowing Sculptures

15 days ago   |   By Colossal

All images © Maxwell Mustardo, shared with permission, courtesy of Culture Object and Jody Kivort
Gadrooning , an ornamental motif consisting of a series of tapered convex or concave curves, is derived from the decorative exteriors of Roman sarcophagi and antiquities. Renaissance artisans revisited it in the 16th century, and it re-emerged in the neoclassical revival of the 18th and 19th centuries. Referencing ancient designs and what he describes in a statement as the “broad, reverential notions of the vessel,” Maxwell Mustardo playfully examines the function of containers and earthenware...
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