Blomkrukans stilhistoria - konstant och skiftande
Style History of the Flowerpot: Constant but ever Changing
This work presents the different flowerpots that appear in our history, focused on antiquity, the late middle age/renaissance and the turn of the century 1900. Archeological finds of flowerpots from antiquity are centered around the Mediterainian sea. These flowerpots where fairly simple in design with the exeption of Minoan ornamental flowerpots. During the Middle Ages, the major influence was Asian porcelain. In Asia, there was a wide range of flowerpots, with several different designs, decorations, and colors. What the Europeans got hooked on and started importing in larger quantities was Chinese porcelain with a white base color and blue decoration, which is reflected in contemporary illustrations and preserved artifacts. At the turn of the century, flowerpots were produced in the Art Nouveau style, the majority with a soft rounded shape, these flowerpots were very popular, which you can see in the photographs of the time. The pots were decorated with flowing floral motifs, the motifs could be reasonably lifelike or very stylized. In the style of modernism, flowerpots were produced with a truncated cone as the basic form, these were sparsely decorated with white glaze or multicolored with geometric patterns. the color values in black and white photographs from the turn of the century 1900 give a hint of the possible colors of the flowerpots. In all off history the basic form remains the same, except for cosmetic changes. Botanical motifs appear throughout history, the execution varies but the motifs are recognizable.
Uppsats för avläggande av filosofie kandidatexamen med huvudområdet kulturvård med inriktning mot trädgårdens hantverk, 2023