On View: Asian Galleries, West, 2nd floor (China)
Morino Taimei makes vessels and sculptures with strong silhouettes and colorful surfaces. For much of his career, Morino has experimented with the vertical slab form, piercing it and decorating it with novel textures and bright colors. The monolithic quality of this slab is lightened by the window with its playfully painted loops and by the black shapes that seem to take bites out of the sides. The artist has compared the size and shape of these pieces to the tabletop pictorial screens that were once displayed on the desks of scholars in East Asia.
Ceramic, wood, and platinum leaf
with base: 20 1/4 × 18 7/8 × 5 3/4 in. (51.4 × 47.9 × 14.6 cm)
without base: 18 1/4 × 16 3/8 × 2 3/8 in. (46.4 × 41.6 × 6 cm) (show scale)
Gift of Shelly and Lester Richter
You may download and use Brooklyn Museum images of this three-dimensional work in accordance with a Creative Commons license
. Fair use, as understood under the United States Copyright Act, may also apply.
Please include caption information from this page and credit the Brooklyn Museum. If you need a high resolution file, please fill out our online application form
For further information about copyright, we recommend resources at the United States Library of Congress
, Cornell University
, Copyright and Cultural Institutions: Guidelines for U.S. Libraries, Archives, and Museums
, and Copyright Watch
For more information about the Museum's rights project, including how rights types are assigned, please see our blog posts on copyright
If you have any information regarding this work and rights to it, please contact email@example.com
Morino Taimei (Japanese, born 1934). Slab Sculpture, 1990. Ceramic, wood, and platinum leaf, with base: 20 1/4 × 18 7/8 × 5 3/4 in. (51.4 × 47.9 × 14.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Shelly and Lester Richter, 2013.83.16. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , 2013.83.16_front_PS9.jpg)
front, 2013.83.16_front_PS9.jpg., 2019
"CUR" at the beginning of an image file name means that the image was created by a curatorial staff member. These study images may be digital point-and-shoot photographs, when we don\'t yet have high-quality studio photography, or they may be scans of older negatives, slides, or photographic prints, providing historical documentation of the object.
Not every record you will find here is complete. More information is available for some works than for others, and some entries have been updated more recently. Records are frequently reviewed and revised, and we welcome
any additional information you might have.