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As Large as Life The Ceramics of Irma Stern

  30 October 2013     Archived

In 1971 the University of Cape Town opened the doors of the Irma Stern Museum to the public for the first time.

The Firs had been Irma Stern’s home and studio for more than four decades and to this day several of the rooms are furnished as she arranged them.

“Irma's zest for life expressed in her love of abundant colour is evident everywhere in each of the rooms in which she lived, worked and enjoyed entertaining. Better known for her exuberant oil paintings, Irma Stern was also an accomplished ceramicist,” Phillippa Duncan, Senior painting Specialist, Strauss & Co.

The vase in this still life painting is by Stern. Christopher Peter, curator of the Irma Stern Museum, has identified the vase as no 166 in the museum’s collection.

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