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The Fallen Jar

1988
20th century
105 cm x 74.6 cm (41 5/16 in. x 29 3/8 in.)

Liliana Porter (Buenos Aires, 1941 - ) Primary

Object Type: print
Artist Nationality: Latin America, Argentinean
Medium and Support: Offset lithograph, two-color etching, softground etching, and screenprint; 30/35
Credit Line: Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, Gift of the artist, 1993
            
               Accession Number:                1993.86             
            
Object Description: Though Porter has created what is essentially a still life, she challenges the conventions of that genre through the use of spontaneous, gestural drawing and the suggestion of movement. Both help to create a dynamic image that transforms a traditionally formal and static genre. Porter, however, uses a typical aspect of still life painting, the momento mori, to comment on the passage of time. The momento mori, usually a decaying flower or skull, in this case a fallen jar, suggests the transient nature of life.

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