Art History of Jewelry

From the origins to the present, immerse yourself in the very essence of the History of the worlds of jewelry and watchmaking, their major aesthetic sources, their experts, famous jewels and legendary gemstones.

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Art Nouveau Jewelry : from school to museum

Discover how Art Nouveau revitalized jewelers' art. This class is conducted by two art historians.

A splendid time for artistic creation, Art Nouveau identified the jewel as a work of art. Let’s decipher and interpret together the style of this period of tumultuous change: the « Belle Epoque »! To go further and to conclude our exploration we will visit the « Jewelry Gallery » inside the Museum of Decorative Art in order to enjoy major pieces of Art Nouveau jewelry.

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Price : 100 €

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The Story of Talisman Jewels

True personal companions, talismanic jewels usher us into a poetic world governed by nature, the stars and the hopes of humanity. This class is conducted by two art historians.

You will discover the symbolic meaning of precious, fine and ornamental gemstones and how people find inspiration and strength for themselves in them. You will learn that every culture has its own emblematic images, and even stones. These legends and beliefs have fascinated people through time and all around the planet: from the Mughal emperors to Napoleon, from Catherine de Medici to Elizabeth Taylor, among countless others.

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Price : 200 €

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Wearing jewelry: rules and revolutions

Elevating one's level of personal taste, learning how to wear a jewel according to one's personality, one's tastes, one's history... This class is conducted by an art historian and a professional stylist.

Here is another facet of the world of jewels: wearing them, on your own skin, a part of you… the personal and intimate experience.Conceived with specialists in style, this new stage will help you discover how the wearing of jewels has evolved from a very codified universe to an era of liberty. Finally, it will be your turn to “mix and match” jewels: develop your creativity.
 
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Price : 200 €

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Travel into the World of Van Cleef & Arpels

Discovering the History and universe of Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry and watchmaking creations, the craftsmanship and savoir-faire of the Maison. This class is conducted by an experienced instructor and an art historian.

Van Cleef & Arpels special universe is nourished from inspirations, style and innovations. You will appreciate the magic of it through the discovery of heritage and contemporary high end pieces. You will touch, feel and understand the difference of the Maison.
 
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Price : 100 €

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History & jewels : from school to museum

Learn from the History of Jewelry and master jewelers. This class is conducted by two art historians.

Periods, tastes, styles: each jewel has a story to tell.  Let’s listen to what these precious witnesses to the History of the Arts have to say to us. And, to go further, we will conclude our course in the « Jewelry Gallery » inside the Museum of Decorative Arts in order to discover or rediscover these masterpieces together.

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Price : 100 €

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