The art of pottery is one of the most ancient Romanian crafts, as proved by the beautiful ceramic objects dating from the Neolithic era, the period of a blooming civilization.
Ceramic pots are painted using natural obtained colors, as it is known for generations.
Red is obtained from a high iron oxide concentrated soil (named �ruseala�) which can be found in the valleys, at a 2-3 meters depth. This soil is left to dry, it is grinded and then mixed with water, thus obtaining a dense liquid which is strained, resulting a glossy substance.
Black is also obtained from a special soil, which can be found after the rain.
Peasants obtain the green color by burning copper wires in the oven. The resulted slag is grinded and mixed with clay.
White is obtained from lime mixed with white stone, burnt and grinded.
Yellow can be obtained from Medgidia clay (in the south-east Romania), mixed with �ruseala�.
The colors of ceramic pots follow ancient traditions. Red ceramics from the South-West of the country has Roman influences. The yellow, green and white colors used in various centers indicate Byzantine traditions.
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snunney (89926) 2013-04-16 2:09
I like this composition with the window placed off-centre and the pot in the bottom right quadrant. Very well seen and nicely presented under a good light.
lousat (82512) 2013-04-16 2:12
Hi Danielvery artistic way to take this old window whit the colorful pot as the umbrella on the cocktail....beautiful reflections and the best quality of details and colors,i like it! Have a nice day after the 0-2,Luciano :-)
timecapturer (49288) 2013-04-16 2:36
a lovely observation this and really clever composition. Offsetting the window works so beautifully as it places the emphasis on the pottery perfectly. Exquisite detail and full of character. Love it!
Regards - Brian.
serp2000 (42060) 2013-04-16 3:30
This is good example of minimalism, attractive simple composition, the pots is the most picturesque point here. Well captured! And we can see the mountains bihind you. Good bonus!
daddo (25807) 2013-04-16 4:45
Hi Daniel. There is something quite intimate about this window which reveals something about the occupant, including the traditionally embroidered curtains with their red patterns.I notice that the little metal bracket has been put there the hold the corner together. Regards. Klaudio.
Sergiom (67404) 2013-04-16 5:05
J'aime bien que la fenêtre ne soit pas centrée dans l'image. Le focus se fait ainsi sur le point d'attrait principal: le vase très bien décoré.
ryno (6865) 2013-04-16 5:51
I love the simplicity and mood of this one, Daniel. The cracked masonry as well as the subtle reflections in the window, along with the colorful piece of folk art, all contribute to the charm of the scene. Well seen and captured.
holmertz (45187) 2013-04-16 8:05
A nice composition, quite typical of your style. The pot brightens the view, but I also like the brown window-frames, the patterned curtains and the cracked wall. Well seen.
Nicou (130047) 2013-04-16 9:36
quelle belle fenêtre très très bien cadrée avec le pot de très belle couleur, cadrage au millimètre super photo.
Bravo et amitié
SnapRJW (31627) 2013-04-16 9:56
Hello Daniel - This is so simple but wonderfully well composed and balanced. A beautiful shot. Warm regards Rosemary
mesutilgim (89076) 2013-04-16 12:57
Nice capture of this beautiful window with this nice jar, a folcloric art.
TFS and best regards
fabbs99 (16817) 2013-04-16 12:59
Excellent framing with fine details, good light and clarity. Sharpness and clarity are pleasant. Excellent composition, very well done, TFS.
carlo62 (38667) 2013-04-16 15:53
la ceramica è interessante, soprattutto vista nel contesto della finestra, ma la riparazione dell'angolo è proprio originale, ma sicuramente utile.
krzychu30 (15510) 2013-04-17 4:08
this close-up composition has very strong and expressive perception.You captured here really well all details and textures.And the ceramic pot is a eye-catcher behind the window.
Well seen and done!
kasianowak (7565) 2013-04-17 6:43
Well spotted and photographed detail. I like the composition and also the reflected landscape visible in the window.
Cricri (111373) 2013-04-17 10:17
Une belle idée de cadrage non centrée, les reflets dans les vitres et le pot décoratif ajoute du charme a cette ancienne fenêtre
Silvio1953 (130330) 2013-04-17 12:02
Ciao Daniel, lovely composition with fantastic ceramic pot on beautiful window, wonderful colors, splendid light and excellent clarity, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
marabu61 (9501) 2013-04-17 12:29
This is a very charming little scene you have found here. That colorful jar is simple beautiful and placed in the window like this it fits perfectly. Very good composition indeed.
have a good evening
jcpix (13814) 2013-04-17 15:51
The beauty of the ceramic pot speaks for itself, but when framed within the small portion of window, and even a greater composition to include the entirety of its surroundings makes this even more appealing! Very wisely observed and arranged with care to display it proudly. The reflection on the glass is an added effect and bonus to the overall, simple charm of this photo. Really outstanding work once again! Have a great day.
All the best,
- Copyright: Daniel Draghici (dkmurphys) (52703)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-05-02
- Categories: Architecture, Artwork
- Camera: Kodak Easyshare
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): My Windows [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-04-16 2:04