Birds in Paradise

The new original exhibition by l’École, School of Jewelry Arts supported by Van Cleef & Arpels


After the special event held in Tokyo, is time for another great exhibition for L’École, School of Jewelry Art. Till the 13th of July, at 31, rue Danielle Casanova, in Paris, is it possible to see “Birds in Paradise” an exhibition that showcases a selection of iconic brooches loaned by two private collectors and from the Maison Van Cleef & Arpels Heritage Collection. A selection of precious jewels by Baugrand, Cartier, Mauboussin, Mellerio, Rouvenat, Sterlé and Van Cleef & Arpels, as well as works from prestigious public collections in the form of paintings, drawings, engravings and ceramics. These pieces foster a dialogue with some remarkable patrimonial works, on special loan from the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, the Musée des Arts Décoratifs and the Cité de la céramique - Sèvres et Limoges. The show is sourrounded by an evocative setting and will reflect the popularity of representations of birds, vibrant delicate creatures that act as a link between earth and sky. The selected pieces offer visitors an insight into jewelry creation and the arts in general, highlighting the artist’s work around the representation of the bird’s body, plumage and movement, from the naturalistic to the stylized, alternating between a faithful depiction of nature and formal audacity, between realism and symbolism.

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