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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato

Florence Ceramic Panel

Page address: http://lib.mnsu.edu/about/kozloff/florence.html

For more information about Joyce Kozloff's artwork at the Minnesota State University, Mankato library, you can also read Around the World on the 44th Parallel in the January 1996 issue of Library Resources Newsletter.


Florence panel Photos D. W. Allan)
Florence Ceramic Panel
(Left Half)
Florence Ceramic Panel
(Right Half)

Click on any of the following tiles to see an enhanced view of the ceramics in the Florence panel

Tile Details
(Florence panel)

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Florence, Italy, is crowded with important works of Western art, and Kozloff chose map sections to include the Arno River through the entire panel. Earth tones remind viewers of frescoes while the cherubs recall motifs in famous works of art found in Florence.

In three sets of four panels each, Joyce Kozloff depicts cities located near the 44th parallel around the globe. Each four by seventeen-foot panel is composed of foot-square ceramic tiles applied to the wall surface with an adhesive. The project was commissioned through the Minnesota Percent for Art in Public Places, sponsored by the Minnesota State Arts Board. The work was created at the Tile Guild in Los Angeles and installed in Mainnesota State University, Mankato's Memorial Library in June 1995.