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Le bijou dessine/Designing Jewels

Le bijou dessine/Designing Jewels

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Exhibition Catalog

Guillaume Glorieux et al. L'Ecole des Arts Joailliers, Paris, 2021. Published by Editions Norma, Paris.

192 pp. Well illustrated (chiefly col.). 29 x 23 cm. Bilingual in English and French. Hardcover.

ISBN 9782376660453

Little studied and published, even more rarely exhibited, jewelry drawings remain relatively unknown to the general public. Nevertheless, this drawing plays an essential role, serving as the reference point for all those involved in the creation of the jewelry item. Since the Renaissance, the drawing constitutes the first, and indeed, one might say the primordial step, in that it gives life to the idea, and allows the idea to be realized. It is to this long neglected object, a technical tool serving the artisans involved in the fabrication of the jewelry but also a sensitive work itself, that the exhibition explores and celebrates by shining a light on its history, technique, authors and status. Examining themes from a wide variety of perspectives, the selected works broadly cover the 19th century, beginning in the 1760s and ending with the First World War. On display are drawings executed by numerous artists and designers, famous or anonymous, illustrating a great diversity of techniques and uses. All pieces come from the Van Cleef & Arpels Jewelry Culture Fund, set up for research, presentation and educational purposes.

Subject Headings: Eastern and Western European Art ; Western Art -- France -- 1800-1900 ; 1900-1945 -- Jewelry -- Decorative Arts and Design --

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