Art
2,789 Hypes 1 Comments

Fondazione Prada Examines Impact of Chinese Export Porcelain With 1,700-Piece Exhibition

Featuring crab-shaped bowls, a porcelain room & more.

Milan’s Fondazione Prada is exploring the historical context, scope and impact of Chinese export porcelain with its latest exhibition, entitled “The Porcelain Room.” With more than 1,700 individual porcelain pieces made from the 16th to 19th century on show, the exhibition reveals how the Chinese were able to understand the taste and demand of each segment of the market and tailor their production accordingly.

The first part of “The Porcelain Room” features the commissions of Chinese porcelain by the Portuguese after they arrived in China. In the early 16th century, these “first orders” dominated the trade between China and Europe and were the first to be decorated with Western iconography. Only 150 of these extremely rare works survive to this day; over 45 examples are on view at Fondazione Prada. The second part features daily use objects resembling animals, fruit, and vegetables. Created around the 1760s, these ceramic items explore the impact and exoticism of Chinese tableware made for Western markets.

Finally, the last part pays homage to the tradition of porcelain rooms created in European palaces and aristocratic houses in the 17th and 18th centuries. Among mirrors, lacquer panels and gilded carved wood, the display references the decadent rooms that used Chinese porcelain as a way to transport visitors to “distant cultures and lands.”

Take a look inside “The Porcelain Room” in the slideshow above. The exhibition is on view to the public from now until September 28.

Elsewhere in art, snipe1 will hold his first-ever solo exhibition in the US at LA’s Avenue des Arts.

Fondazione Prada
Largo Isarco 2
Milan, Italy 20139

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

Peter Saul Mounts Paintings of Madcap Characters in "Art History Is Wrong" Exhibition
Art

Peter Saul Mounts Paintings of Madcap Characters in "Art History Is Wrong" Exhibition

Trump is a shark while god and satan have a dysfunctional father-son relationship.

Jessy Nite Transforms UNKNWN Wynwood's Courtyard into Colorful Football Field
Art

Jessy Nite Transforms UNKNWN Wynwood's Courtyard into Colorful Football Field

Kicking off the store’s Super Bowl weekend “created by women for everyone.”

André Saraiva Joins Medicom Toy for Collectible 'Mr. A' Ball
Art

André Saraiva Joins Medicom Toy for Collectible 'Mr. A' Ball

Available in contrasting pink and black colorways.

Watch Futura Tag up on His Off-White™ Spring/Summer 2020 Collab
Art

Watch Futura Tag up on His Off-White™ Spring/Summer 2020 Collab

Going crazy with the can.

snipe1 Fuses Graffiti With Japanese Folklore at First-Ever Solo Exhibition in US
Art

snipe1 Fuses Graffiti With Japanese Folklore at First-Ever Solo Exhibition in US

On view at LA’s Avenue des Arts next month.


Dio Horia's "Friends" Exhibit to Spotlight Works by REVOK, Sam Friedman & More
Art

Dio Horia's "Friends" Exhibit to Spotlight Works by REVOK, Sam Friedman & More

Pairing the works of leading international artists with those of Greek painters.

Salvador Dalí's Heavenly Diptych to Fetch Up to $13 Million USD at Bonhams London Auction
Art

Salvador Dalí's Heavenly Diptych to Fetch Up to $13 Million USD at Bonhams London Auction

Depicting the artist and his wife with their “heads full of clouds.”

Steve Harrington, Parra & More Explore Anthropomorphism at MIMA
Art

Steve Harrington, Parra & More Explore Anthropomorphism at MIMA

“ZOO” features works of animals given human-like qualities.

Jean Jullien & Case Studyo Serve up 'Skate' & 'Fish' Bowl Editions
Art

Jean Jullien & Case Studyo Serve up 'Skate' & 'Fish' Bowl Editions

Hand-shaped porcelain bowls featuring the acclaimed French artist’s minimalist illustrations.

Koichi Sato & Susumu Kamijo Team Up for "Nobunaga" Exhibition in Miami
Art

Koichi Sato & Susumu Kamijo Team Up for "Nobunaga" Exhibition in Miami

Introducing basketball players, poodles & more into the gallery.

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Looks like you’re using an ad-blocker

We charge advertisers instead of our readers. Support us by whitelisting our site.

Whitelist Us

How to Whitelist Us

screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlock icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Under “Pause on this site” click “Always”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlock Plus icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Block ads on – This website” switch off the toggle to turn it from blue to gray.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlocker Ultimate icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Switch off the toggle to turn it from “Enabled on this site” to “Disabled on this site”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the Ghostery icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Click on the “Ad-Blocking” button at the bottom. It will turn gray and the text above will go from “ON” to “OFF”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the UBlock Origin icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Click on the large blue power icon at the top.
  3. When it turns gray, click the refresh icon that has appeared next to it or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the icon of the ad-blocker extension installed on your browser.You’ll usually find this icon in the upper right-hand corner of your screen. You may have more than one ad-blocker installed.
  2. Follow the instructions for disabling the ad blocker on the site you’re viewing.You may have to select a menu option or click a button.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.