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Jewelry As Art: Hanna Liljenberg

Posted by learntobead on January 30, 2013

JEWELRY AS ART: HANNA LILJENBERG
http://www.hannaliljenberg.se/

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The works of Hanna Liljenberg are great examples of Jewelry As Art.

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As “art”, jewelry is seen as a subset of sculpture or painting, and follows the prescribed rules of each.

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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.

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Wearability, drape, movement, context, and other functional concerns are secondary to the aesthetic.

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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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Gallery Hopping in August

Posted by learntobead on August 14, 2009

    Jewelry Exhibits at Galleries Around The World

The Sting of Passion
Saturday 11 July 2009 – Sunday 25 October 2009
Manchester Art Gallery
Manchester, England
http://www.manchestergalleries.org/

 

Twelve international jewellery designers present new commissions in response to our Pre-Raphaelite painting collection.

Marianne Schliwinski for Joli Coeur by Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Marianne Schliwinski for Joli Coeur by Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Jivan Astfalck for Sappho by Charles-August Mengin

Jivan Astfalck for Sappho by Charles-August Mengin

 

 

Guild of Phillipine Jewellers
Winners from Past Design Competitions
http://www.guildofphilippinejewellersinc.com/index.php

 

 

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Dorothea Pruhl
http://www.farlang.com/exhibits/padua-dorothea-pruhl/home

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Dorothea Pruhl is a leading exponent of the current art jewellery scene.
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Her aesthetic stance is informed by abstract impressions from nature, concentration on essentials, eminent sensitivity and sculptural power.

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She makes basic statements in gold and silver – but also in wood, aluminium, titanium and stainless steel – impressions manifest in generously proportioned, clear entities.

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Starting with what is there, she tracks it down to its inmost core, applying to its quintessence a new aesthetic idiom – it might be a flower, the wind, a house, birds in flight.

Born in Breslau in 1937, Dorothea Pruhl studied art at Burg Giebichenstein in Halle before working in industry as a designer of manufactured jewellery.

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Susanne Klemm
http://www.susanneklemm.com/susanne.html

“Art creates memories of nature.”

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An Interview With Vintage Costume Jewelry Collector Carole Tanenbaum

http://www.collectorsweekly.com/articles/an-interview-with-vintage-costume-jewelry-collector-carole-tanenbaum/

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By Maribeth Keane and Jessica Lewis, Collectors Weekly Staff (Copyright 2009)

Carole Tanenbaum talks about vintage costume jewelry, discussing the major designers (such as Coco Chanel, Schiaparelli, Trifari, and Schreiner), popular fashion trends, and the origins of costume jewelry. She can be contacted at her website, caroletanenbaum.com.

 

jennifer trask: flourish

Susan Lomuto | Aug 11, 2009 |

http://dailyartmuse.com/2009/08/11/jennifer-trask-flourish/

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Jennifer Trask’s latest series, Unnatural Histories: Flourish, begins with the following definitions of the word flourish:

1. To grow well or luxuriantly; thrive
2. To do or fare well; prosper
3. To be in a period of highest productivity; excellence or influence.
4. To make bold or sweeping movements.

The Hudson Valley, New York based artist, best known for jewelry that incorporates snake vertabrae, beetle shells, feathers, bone, pre-ban ivory and sea urchin shells, might have included her own name for a fifth definition. As her new work of removable jewelry mounted on encaustic drawings and paintings shows, Jennifer.Trask.Is.Flourishing.

 

Polymer Art Archive
http://polymerartarchive.com/

This is a site where professional artists working in the medium of polymer will find inspiration. Museum and gallery curators will be able to access documentation about the evolution of this vibrant medium for artistic expression. And serious collectors will discover windows to new works and the medium’s most collectable artists.

Sandra McCaw, Persian Cuff, 2007

Sandra McCaw, Persian Cuff, 2007

 

 

Rachel Carren, William Morris Sebo Brooch, 2009

Rachel Carren, William Morris Sebo Brooch, 2009

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What Should Define The Boundaries of Contemporary Jewelry?

Posted by learntobead on May 2, 2009

What should define the boundaries
of Contemporary Jewelry?

Beauty?
Wearability?
Technique?
Materials?
Reactions?
Or should there be no boundaries?

What do you think?

Rian De Jong
http://www.riandejong.nl/

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Arline Fisch

http://www.taboostudio.com/artist_dtl.asp?artist=Arline%20Fisch

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Masriera Gold Enamel Jewelry

Posted by learntobead on March 19, 2009

Masriera Gold Enamel Jewelry

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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.

http://www.masriera.es/

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The company still exists and presents new and reproduced pieces each year.

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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.

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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.

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Other links with images:

http://www.geoffreyrothgallery.com/masriera_gallery.html

http://www.jacksonsquare.com/sc-jewelry/sc-masriera/masriera.html

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