Giorgio Vigna Cosmo, 2015 Hand-sculpted Murano glass, white gold leaf, and oxidised silver necklace Unique and signed Giorgio Vigna’s unique jewellery is the essence of natural elements in their most primitive and primordial state. They are geological adventures of earth and water, fire and wind, light and shadow, which form the basis of the artist’s research. The natural and the artificial, the macrocosm and microcosm meet and collide and are defined through their opposition and contrast. The unique necklaces are made with Murano glass, oxidised copper, silver, and gold leafs.
Pietro Consagra Spilla, 1998 18kt yellow gold, white and cognac diamonds brooch Unique and signed In 1952 Pietro Consagra (Trapani, 1920) chose a frontal approach, eliminating volume and three-dimensional effects from his sculpture and opting for a single point of view designed to create a more direct, immediate dialogue with the spectator. Regarding his activity in the field of jewellery, apart from a piece created personally by him in 1947-48 for a friend, which was more a manifesto in favor of abstract sculpture then a real ornament, Consagra has collaborated with the three most important producers of art jewellery: Masenza, the Fumanti brothers and GianCarlo Montebello. The frontal dimension of his artistic experimentation is also reflected in the jewels created by his design, adapted mainly to be transformed into brooches or pendants, distinguished by the play of intarsia and engraving on foil, or by the superimposition of elements treated in different manners: the contrast between the glossy and the opaque, colour and monochrome and pavé of diamonds. Consagra’s Spilla brooch is a scaled down reminiscence of his sculptures in the form of low-reliefs, with abstract shapes which often are suggestive of the encounters of several figures. The similarity of his sculptures can be […]
Erwin Wurm Cucumber, 2014 Silver brooch with sapphires Cucumber length 4cm Edition of 10 Signed and numbered Erwin Wurm’s diverse, multimedia, witty oeuvre proclaims that “all is sculpture” in the spaces occupied by both art and life. The artist’s project of the ironic sculpture is one of the essential subversive strategies of modern art, occupying a prominent and original position. For an awards ceremony Wurm created a pickled cucumber, a parody of a figure of victory, outweighing provocation. From this idea he created a series of 40 works entitled Self-Portrait as Cucumber, showing his ability to laugh at himself. The jewellery project in collaboration with Elisabetta Cipriani recreates the provocation and irony of the self-portrait works, with a series of cucumber made in silver and sapphires. What Wurm wants to raise with this work is the astonishment caused by realising that the jewellery, made with precious gems, represent a simple vegetable that would otherwise be unnoticed or considered unattractive.
Fausto Melotti Grata, 1978 18kt yellow gold pendant/brooch with 10 coral pieces 6 x 3 x 1.5 cm Edition of 8 Filippini Edition (Gemma Gioielli) Inspired by his engineering and music studies, Melotti’s abstract sculptures had an immaterial, rhythmic and intellectual effect on its viewers: a mixture of nature, geometry and music delicately expressed in gold and corals.