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ID: 500027684
 
Record Type: Person
Palissy, Bernard (French ceramicist, painter, and glassblower, 1509-1590)

Note: He had no formal training, but Palissy became a scientist, land-surveyor, religious reformer, garden designer, glassblower, painter, chemist, geologist, philosopher, and writer. He is best known as a ceramicist. An outspoken Huguenot, he was imprisoned more than once for his religious beliefs. The first time he was released at the request of his influential Catholic patron, Anne de Montmorency, and became an artist for Catherine de'Medici, the French queen. Palissy's best known work is ware produced by attaching casts of dead lizards, snakes, and shellfish to traditional ceramic forms such as basins, ewers, and plates. He then painted these wares in blue, green, purple, and brown, and glazed them with a runny lead-based glaze to increase their watery realism. Beginning in 1575, Palissy gave public lectures in Paris on natural history which, when published as "Discours admirables,' became extremely popular. He was later imprisoned as a Protestant and died two years later.

Names:
Palissy, Bernard (preferred,V,index)
Bernard Palissy (V,display)
De Palissy, Bernardo (V)

Nationalities:
French (preferred)
Parisian

Roles:
artist (preferred)
ceramicist
garden designer
glassblower
painter
artisan
ceramics studio
scholar
designer
glass painter
potter

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Agen (Lot-et-Garonne, Aquitaine, France) (inhabited place)
Died:  Paris (Ville de Paris department, Île-de-France, France) (inhabited place)

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Palissy, Bernard (I)

Biographies:
(French ceramicist, painter, and glassblower, 1509-1590) ..... [VP Preferred]
(French glass painter, 1510-1590) ..... [Grove Art]
(French artisan, contemporary) ..... [AVERY]
(French, 1510) ..... [JPGM]
(French ceramist, scholar, ca.1510-ca.1589) ..... [BHA]
(French artisan, 1510?-1590) ..... [AVERY]

Sources and Contributors:
Bernard Palissy ........ [AVERY, VP]
................................  J. Paul Getty Museum, collections online (2000-)
De Palissy, Bernardo ........ [AVERY]
.........................................  Avery Authority files (1963-)
Palissy, Bernard ........ [AVERY Preferred, BHA Preferred, Grove Art Preferred, JPGM Preferred, VP Preferred]
..................................  Avery Authority files (1963-)
..................................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
..................................  J. Paul Getty Museum, collections online (2000-)

Subject: ........ [AVERY, BHA, Grove Art, JPGM, VP]
....................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
....................  Honey, European Ceramic Art (1949-1952)
....................  J. Paul Getty Museum, collections online (2000-)
....................  Larousse, Grand dictionnaire universel (1982)
....................  LCNAF Library of Congress Name Authority File [n.d.]
....................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-) NAFL7999084
....................  New Columbia Encyclopedia (1975)
....................  Thieme-Becker, Allgemeines Lexikon der Kunstler (1980-1986)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
.......... Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002) Accessed 08/09/2002.
.......... J. Paul Getty Museum, collections online (2000-) Accessed 08/09/2002.
.......... LCNAF Library of Congress Name Authority File [n.d.]
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