The everlasting ubiquity of ceramics

The origins of ceramics (objects produced with clay and heat) are lost in the Neolithic nebula. Anthropologists suppose that it appeared at some point when human populations settled and began to grow plants and raise livestock, so it was necessary to take care of both predators and insects, producing ceramic containers to store water, milk, grains, cheeses and fruits. , and pens to fatten edible mammals or pets. they contained olive oil from Gaul, Betica and Tripolitania. "It was not profitable to wash the containers and send them back," so the Mount was used as part of the Aurelian Wall. It is estimated that the oil in these containers supplied half of the annual olive oil requirements (six liters per person) of one million inhabitants for 250 years.

Monte Testaccio, Rome Later, the French Academy of Painting and Sculpture (founded in 1648 during the regime of Louis XIV and which had pairs of language, science, gardens, architecture, currency, cuisine and opera), separated with a decree of the February 8, in order to stop depending on foreign crafts and art, he decided to found the other academies and bring foreign workers to craft crafts and court decorations.

Fernando Uhía. MFA. Associate Professor, Department of Art. University of the Andes, Bogotá.

The everlasting ubiquity of ceramics full text by Fernando Uhía about the exhibition

Objetos Cerámicos / Salón Comunal
Objetos Cerámicos / Salón Comunal
Objetos Cerámicos / Salón Comunal
Objetos Cerámicos / Salón Comunal
Objetos Cerámicos / Salón Comunal
Objetos Cerámicos / Salón Comunal
Objetos Cerámicos / Salón Comunal
Objetos Cerámicos /Salón Comunal
Objetos Cerámicos / Salón Comunal
Objetos Cerámicos / Salón Comunal
Objetos Cerámicos / Salón Comunal