Eva Hild (Swedish, born in 1966)
Hand-coiled clay, silicate color
31 ½ x 15 ½ x 15 ½ inches
Edwin E. Jack Fund, 2011.2
Artist Eva Hild hand shaped this ceramic piece, deliberately creating a form that seems to have a continuous flow between inside and outside. There is no beginning or end to its structure, allowing the eye to weave in and out along the wave-like form. The fluidity of the piece is emphasized further by Hild’s conscious use of negative space and monochrome palate.
Ronald C. and Anita L. Wornick Curator of Contemporary Decorative Arts
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Pretty medieval manuscript of the day is a magnificent knight! This lovely Italian manuscript was almost certainly made for the King of Naples, and presented to him around 1335-40. The illuminator was a Florentine master called Pacino di Buonaguida.
Image source: British Library MS Royal 6 E IX. Image declared as pubic domain on the British Library website.