cream colored ceramic vase with pale green shading at the top and bottom; faux crackling throughout; brown dimensional script throughout; oblong in shape with a thin neck and small opening

© Khaled Ben Slimane

White Vase, 2016

Returning from Japan, where he worked with master ceramists in the early 1980s, Tunisian painter and potter Ben Khaled Slimane summarized his experiences: “I learned a lot about methods of concentration and the manipulation of brushes. Back in Tunis, I drew Arabic letters applying Japanese calligraphy techniques, which gives my writing more air, space, and freedom, and makes it more spatial.” The signs and words on this tall vase refer to Sufism, the mystic branch of Islam whose adherents seek unity with God. Slimane, a practicing Sufi, infuses his work with religious symbols.

Details
Title
White Vase
Artist Life
born 1951
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2018.7
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cream colored ceramic vase with pale green shading at the top and bottom; faux crackling throughout; brown dimensional script throughout; oblong in shape with a thin neck and small opening

© Khaled Ben Slimane

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