Using ceramic surfaces as both her canvas and subject matter, Molly Hatch extends her historically-inspired contemporary repertoire with Myrmidon, a hand-painted wall installation. Myrmidon is a contemporary example of chinoiserie, a popular seventeenth and eighteenth-century aesthetic movement that persists today.
Composed of 63 earthenware hand-painted plates, the glazed surfaces of the plates collectively become a fragmented canvas for Hatch’s delicate, painterly re-rendering of a blue and white lidded vase sourced from an eighteenth-century French watercolor from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. With a shimmering 11-karat gold gilded background, Myrmidon contemporizes the historic work of art.
Dimensions: 70” W x 90” H x 1.5” D