Inspiration from the Renaissance
In the exhibition, we could view Christine Eyde Viennet’s dishes, vases and jars, decorated with lifelike animals and plants. She was inspired by the famous French renaissance ceramicist Bernard Palissy. His lively, three-dimensional depictions of reptiles and plants have both enchanted and disgusted over the years in their balancing act on the edge of the absurd.
<em>Photo: Erik Lernestål, Skokloster Castle/SHM.</em>
In the magnificent King’s Hall was a table weighed down with Viennet’s ceramics.
Photo: Jens Mohr, Skokloster Castle/SHM.
About Christine Viennet
Christine Viennet grew up in a country estate in Norway. She was fascinated from an early age by the French renaissance ceramicist Bernard Palissy (1510–1590). Palissy dedicated his work to prizing nature’s revelations in their beauty and strength but at the same time practical forms. Christine Viennet creates objects that are inspired by his view of nature and for 30 years she has created things that recreate the many animals, forests, lakes, fauna and flora of the countryside.
Header photo: Erik Lernestål, Skokloster Castle/SHM.