See yesterday's post for more background on these works that I photographed in the pottery village called La Borne. The Centre Céramique Contemporaine was displaying an amazing range of objects in all different styles when we were there last month.
I like the one on the right here especially for the colors, patterns, and textures. Like many of Meunier's characters, this one seems to be walking. Moving. Only a few of the characters are standing still or seated.
Why is this man riding a pig? Notice that it seems to be a piggybank. This man is also on the move. I suppose there is humor here. Why is nobody wearing shoes?
By the way, a piggybank in French is une tirelire. The word probably comes from Italian, where tire means to throw, and lire means coins.
This figure is riding a horse, as you can see. It looks like a merry-go-round horse to me. Life is a carousel?
This objet is called « La Pomme ». Would that be « La Grosse Pomme » ("The Big Apple")? I don't know anything about the artist's experience, but New York might be a favorite subject of his. Thanks to Diogenes for the point he made yesterday and the link to a 1930s photo taken in that city.
I think this must be a horse too. Probably has a certain spring in his step. Again, so many barefooted people moving forward. But going nowhere?