A SERIES OF ONLINE JEWELRY EVENTS
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WEDNESDAY, October 21st: TO THE LOUVRE AND BEYOND WITH TEMPLE ST. CLAIR
What do Louis Comfort Tiffany, Alexander Calder and Temple St. Clair (@templestclair) have in common? They are the only Americans whose jewels have been inducted into the permanent collection of the Louvre. “Temple St. Clair is a storyteller. As she delves into astronomy, the Middle Ages and antiquity, her work represents a luxurious and voluptuous vision,” said Dominique Forest, chief curator of the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art, Jewelry at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs.
Indeed, the “Tolomeo” pendant, which now sits inside the Louvre’s western wing, is a true work of ingenuity, creativity and art. Inspired by the first century astronomer Ptolemy, who believed the Earth was the center of the universe, Temple designed this pendant with rainbow sapphires in its magical, mobile orbits. Join us as we chat with Temple, to learn more about this piece and her jewelry journey. We will hear how historical, scientific and literary influences find their way into her jewelry, and see some of the pieces she is working on now. RSVP is open via link in the title.