Serpent dish / Bernard Palissy

Mid-16th century naturalistic earthenware with allegoric decoration of a coiled snake lurking in aquatic plants, by French Renaissance potter Bernard Palissy.

The Parisian Palissy workshop, excelled at casting from life leaves, shells and small animals such as snakes, lizards or insects, to create reliefs for his innovative rustic ware.

Found at V&A’s ceramic collection.

Three more B. Palissy earthenware from the same era

Taner Ceylan

Lost Paintings, 1553 (oil on canvas, 215 x 140 cm)
Lost Paintings, Spring Time (oil on canvas, 140 x 215 cm)
Lost Paintings, Esma Sultan (oil on canvas, 180 x 170 cm)
Lost Paintings, Cage of Flesh (oil on canvas, 180 x 160 cm)
Spiritual (oil on canvas, 140 x 200 cm)
Alp On A White Background (oil on canvas, 115 x 180 cm)
Abstraction of Nothing, John Currin (oil on canvas, 50 x 68 cm)
Family Series, We Now Must Say Goodbye Ingres (oil on canvas, 121 x 91 cm)
Lost Paintings, Birth of Hope (oil on canvas, 215 x 140 cm)
Golden Age, Satyr II (oil on canvas, 84 x 107 cm)

Hyperrealist paintings by German-born Turkish artist Taner Ceylan.