Truth and Politics – Wahrheit und Politik – Plate with a Quote from Hannah Arendt – SOLD

“Wahrheit und Politik” refers to the title of an essay that was published 1964 by Hannah Arendt (October 14, 1906 – December 4, 1975). The text was translated from german to english and then published in 1967 “Truth and Politics.”

I’m a typographer and the plate is part of an ongoing research I’m doing about how writing and images are used on tableware.
Normally decorations and emblems are put by men on tableware to tell a story and to represent towards vistors. Mostly the images, emblems and writings on ceramics deliver a nostalgic, sentimental, misty-eyed version of what they represent.
In this work-series i put (at that time revolutionary) quotes from philosophers on plates from that time. In order to research how these plates would react with the content – and in most cases also the other way around: the content react with the form.

The quote is handwritten with a steel nib and non toxic paint on the Plate. The porcelain is from Bareuter and labeled on the back with WALDSASSEN – Bavaria – Germany 123 – Probably manufactured in the same time when the article was published. The plate has a flaw (thin hair-line crack) on the front.

The plate is an unique original, signed and dated on the back.

Only one item available.
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More about the item:
Color and ink
The plate is heat set for lasting durability. The plate can not be used in a microwave because of the gold edge of the plate. The writing is oven and dishwasher safe, but not the gold edge.
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