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  • Lori-Ann Touchette

Rome Ceramic City

I’ve been inspired by all the content being shared on social media in these days of #coronavirus to present a series of posts on the ceramic traditions of Rome.

Although It’s not usual to think of Rome as a ceramic city yet there is an extraordinary wealth of ceramic objects that range from the terracottas of ancient Rome straight through to contemporary ceramic sculpture not to mention the numerous imports from Etruria, the Near East and Asia that are housed in the numerous museums of the city. This is the beginning of a spontaneous romp through the ancient and modern city to explore the significance of ceramic production and collecting and their relationship to the more celebrated works in precious stones and metals. It will include some renowned ‘greatest hits’ but also lesser-known works. As a classical art historian I will begin with Ancient Rome but you can expect excursions into the clay works of the Renaissance and Baroque periods as well as modern and contemporary ceramics. I will post images everyday or so. Stay tuned #romacittàdellaceramica #romeceramiccity #terracotta #ceramics @cretarome

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