Serpent dish / Bernard Palissy

Mid-16th century naturalistic earthenware with allegoric decoration of a coiled snake lurking in aquatic plants, by French Renaissance potter Bernard Palissy.

The Parisian Palissy workshop, excelled at casting from life leaves, shells and small animals such as snakes, lizards or insects, to create reliefs for his innovative rustic ware.

Found at V&A’s ceramic collection.

Three more B. Palissy earthenware from the same era

Cold Storage / Ron Van Der Ende


A new bas-relief made of salvaged wood (194x132x15cm), titled Cold Storage, from sculptor Ron van der Ende.

previously: Flawless, Still Life, Wrangler.


“Wrangler -Compound of Five Octahedra”,  a bas-relief in salvaged wood (200 x 200 x 16cm) from sculptor Ron van der Ende

The Evidence of Tyranny

Details from sculpture “The Evidence of Tyranny” (2011) by Kansas-based artist Kris Kuksi.

Prev. post on artist here


Impressive 3D artworks  on canvas  by French street artist Shaka, from the PPA crew (artists Shaka and Nosbe) for his solo show at Galerie 208, Paris.

via 1 +2

Still life

Bas-relief made of salvaged wood, no paint added (180 x 102 x 12cm),  from sculptor  Ron van der Ende.