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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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