Saturday, 16 July 2011


 Photo Mark Ashkanasy, RMIT Gallery, 2011

Gioielli d'Autore: Padova e la Scuola dell'oro (Italian Contemporary Jewellery: Padua and its Jewellery School) is showing now at RMIT Gallery. Curated by the City of Padua, the exhibition features more than 150 works by 16 of the Padua jewellery school's internationally acclaimed Italian jewellers. This exhibition is an in-depth look at Italian contemporary jewellery, with a focus on the treatment of materials, particularly gold.

The images here are courtesy of the RMIT Gallery, with thanks.

  Photo Mark Ashkanasy, RMIT Gallery, 2011

The brooches in gold, gold leaf and sprinkles of enamel by Graziano Visintin combine a geometric simplicity of form with the soft delicacy of their surface treatment. Melbourne Jeweller has an image of this work on her blog.

Stefano Marchetti's neckpieces and brooches are formed by the marriage of metals to create sheet with varying triangular patterns.

The intricate geometric repetitions of Paolo Maurizio's snake-like neckpieces are endlessly fascinating. (The image below shows a detail of Maruizio's neckpieces in the Danner Rotunde jewellery collection at the Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich, taken during my trip to Munich earlier this year. Similar works are on display at the RMIT Gallery.)

The exhibition runs until 14 August.

 Photo Mark Ashkanasy, RMIT Gallery, 2011

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