antiques, ANTIQUES, illustration

Porcelain dishes covered in hordes of hand-painted ants by Evelyn Bracklow

April 4, 2014

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These one-of-a-kind vintage porcelain dishes covered in loads of hand-painted ants are created by the genius hands of German artist Evelyn Bracklow of La Philie. The minute detail that makes up each ant and covers each plate is crazy. I really like these pieces, they make my skin a bit itchy, but but my face super smiley, if you know what I mean (I know you do).

– The idea for this work resulted from pure chance, when the sight of a carelessly placed plate—by then wandered by ants—fascinated me so much that I felt the urge to simply conserve this image. Fear, disgust, fascination and admiration: this very interplay of feelings constitutes the charm of the work. Furthermore, to me, the ants symbolize all the stories that any formerly discarded piece of porcelain carries with it. Where one once dined and drank, today ants bustle in ever new formations, every single one applied with a great love for detail.

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  • Reply Suné Moolman April 4, 2014 at 12:58 pm

    This is brilliant! I love how the ants look with the white and gold.

  • Reply Kat draws stuffs April 5, 2014 at 9:31 pm

    amazing and disgusting!

  • Reply Louise April 7, 2014 at 10:50 pm

    I love these, particularly the teapots, they make my skin crawl!

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