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Jewelry as Artform

Jewelry as Artform

The so called “golden age” of the French Belle Époque (1890-1914) describes a historic period with Paris as its cultural epicenter, extending across Europe. New technologies going hand in hand with economic growth and prosperity, reflected throughout diverse artistic movements. The jewelry periods of the Belle Époque also encompass the...

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Jewelry as Artform

Jewelry as Artform

During the 1940’s the art world would be best described as an intersection of so many different aesthetic and intellectual directions, including Symbolism, Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism, Futurism and many more. Mutually connecting this diversity - if there are any evident within its own contradictions – maybe a shared drive to...

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Jewelery as Artform

Jewelery as Artform

Inspired by the opulence and splendor of Indian jewels and story clad presence of ancient Indian Maharajas & Mughals, Jaques Cartier traveled from London to Delhi, bringing home raw gems for his own line. While at home in Paris, the 1925 Exposition des Art Décoratifs et Industriels Moderne trended machine...

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Jewelry as Artform

Jewelry as Artform

"Neo-Renaissance" manner first began to appear circa 1840. The style is characterized by original Renaissance motifs, taken from such Quattrocento architects as Alberti. These motifs included rusticated masonry and quoins, windows framed by architraves and doors crowned by pediments and entablatures. Interior Décor, Art and Artifacts, including fine jewels, echoed...

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Jewelry as Artform

Jewelry as Artform

The Spanish artist Joan Miro', (1893-1983) rejected traditional paintings that were "conceived with fire in the soul but executed with clinical coolness," instead he used color like "words that shape poems."  He was considered a leading Surrealist, even though he never became a part of the group that believed that one...

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