Sunday, November 29, 2009

Calder Jewelry

As I mentioned before it was raining yesterday - perfect weather to visit the art museum! So we did. The San Diego Museum of Art always has something interesting what you don't want to miss. Along the rich permanent collection they have amazing exhibitions this time, as well:

American Artists from the Russian Empire

Picasso, Miro, Calder

And what was really new for me:

Calder Jewelry

I like jewelry. I don't really care about diamonds, glitz and glam (lucky husband!:) and that kind of jewelry. But I like bold, modern, unique, artsy, creative jewelries. You can say that all about Calder's jewelry! :). Stylish but still very bohemian! His oversized pieces are more like body art than necklaces, bracelets etc... Some pieces reminded me of African primitive art, others of Modigliani's paintings....During his lifetime Calder produced approximately 1,800 pieces of brass, silver, and gold body ornaments, often embellished with found objects such as beach glass, ceramic shards, and wood. Calder Jewelry features 90 works—bracelets, necklaces, earrings, brooches, and tiaras—many of which were made as personal gifts for the artist's family and friends. While Calder's more diminutive avant-garde creations converged closely with the aesthetics of the modern age, they always remained personal and unmistakably Calder.

1 comment:

Additionsstyle said...

I am very inspired by Calder, his work still has a modern feel and I love how bold his peices were. I missed the exhibition when it was in Chicago, lucky you, it sounds like it was a nice day.

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