Posted by learntobead on January 30, 2013
JEWELRY AS ART: HANNA LILJENBERG
The works of Hanna Liljenberg are great examples of Jewelry As Art.
As “art”, jewelry is seen as a subset of sculpture or painting, and follows the prescribed rules of each.
The jewelry’s success is judged as if sitting on an easel or on a mannequin. The body’s shape is mere pedestal or frame, supportive, but subordinate.
Wearability, drape, movement, context, and other functional concerns are secondary to the aesthetic.
Hanna’s pieces are indeed beautiful. How well she reaches that line connecting jewelry to art, rather than distinguishing between the two — jewelry OR art — I’ll leave up to you.
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Posted by learntobead on May 2, 2009
What should define the boundaries
of Contemporary Jewelry?
Or should there be no boundaries?
What do you think?
Rian De Jong
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Posted by learntobead on March 19, 2009
Masriera Gold Enamel Jewelry
A couple of years ago, I visited Barcelona, Spain. I was lucky enough to stumble upon a jewelry gallery displaying the original gold enamel work of Masriera. The Art Nouveau and Art Deco pieces from the late 1800’s, early 1900s were unbelievable. I’ve wanted to duplicate some of them in bead-woven pieces, but haven’t figured out exactly how to go about that.
The company still exists and presents new and reproduced pieces each year.
Masriera pioneered the idea that each piece of jewelry should be a miniature piece of art. Prior to that, the primary focus of jewelry was on particular stones, cut or otherwise. Everything else within the piece of jewelry was “frame” or “outline”. In Masriera’s pieces, the stone became part of the artistic story or presentation of the whole piece.
Years ago, there was a fabulous coffee table book published about the Masriera collection. I reviewed the book at the gallery in Barcelona, but it’s been long out of print. Every year I search the used art book websites to try to secure a copy. No luck so far.
Other links with images:
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