In Praise of Shadows by Grayson Perry

In Praise of Shadows by Grayson Perry

This pot is inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s fairytale The Shadow, a sinister story of a man whose shadow first leaves him and then returns to haunt him. Psychoanalytically, the shadow in the story represents an alter ego or a disowned part of the self. Perry evokes the dark and hallucinatory narrative and with it the ghostly images of the mind. The effect is heightened through the glittering effects of light on the pearl glassing on the pot surface.

 
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Year made :
2005
Inventory number :
In-Praise-of-Shadows-Grayson-Perry
 
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