Guy Bareff Table Lamp, circa 2020, France
Guy Bareff Table Lamp. Made with ceramic. Very decorative. Numbered 2 of 8. Signed by designer. Circa 2020, France. Very good condition. Born in Mâcon in 1942, Guy Bareff has enjoyed a prolific and varied career. His recent works represent a renewed exploration of the visual vocabulary that characterized his œuvre in the 1970s. The new pieces recall in significant ways the iconic style of that decade, yet are distinct, their creation having been informed by the contemporary context in which they were produced. This nuanced reexamination by Bareff of such a fruitful period of his artistic evolution has yielded a unique body of work, the latest incarnation of decades of artistic expression. Modernism is both a philosophical and arts movement that arose from broad transformations in Western society during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The movement reflected a desire for the creation of new forms of art, philosophy, and social organization which reflected the newly emerging industrial world, including features such as urbanization, architecture, new technologies, and war. Artists attempted to depart from traditional forms of art, which they considered outdated or obsolete. Ponte’s works are a continuation of this spirit into today’s aesthetics.
Height: 20.28 in (51.52 cm)Diameter: 15.75 in (40.01 cm)