Evening conversations

L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts offers a regular program of talks. Evening conversations give 70 people the chance to learn from and share with two experts on a particular topic. “Meet the autor” gatherings offer a chance to discuss a book with its author.

Evening conversations

L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts offers a regular program of talks. Evening conversations give 70 people the chance to learn from and share with two experts on a particular topic. “Meet the autor” gatherings offer a chance to discuss a book with its author.

Evening conversations

L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts offers a regular program of talks. Evening conversations give 70 people the chance to learn from and share with two experts on a particular topic. “Meet the autor” gatherings offer a chance to discuss a book with its author.

Evening conversations

L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts offers a regular program of talks. Evening conversations give 70 people the chance to learn from and share with two experts on a particular topic. “Meet the autor” gatherings offer a chance to discuss a book with its author.

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Men with jewels, from Renaissance to the Present

After tattoos, men's rings have become the new social phenomenon. Yves Gastou has been wearing and collecting them since always. For the first time, he will confront his eye with other men's rings amateurs and collectors. With them, he will talk about this common passion and return to his fabulous collection, unique in the world: from 17th century rings of the Venice doges to those of 1970s American bikers, antique rings from ancient Egypt to 19th century vanities or even from 18th century enamels to rings of contemporary artists...

Yves GastouAntique dealer and collector.
&
Delphine Antoine, Art historian, author and curator of the “Men’s rings” exhibition at L’Ecole – School of Jewelry Arts.
and a few guest-speakers…


Photo : Benjamin Chelly 

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Talismans, Gems and Marvels

In the East as in the West, the jewel not only embellishes who wears it, but also protects and carries luck. It is called jewel-talisman or amulet. The study of antique written sources makes it possible to better understand the protective and power properties attributed to materials, such as metals and ornamental stones. Come discover the masterpieces of Ancient goldsmiths and Medieval jewelry which stand out for their prophylactic functions. Even today, jewelers are inspired by stars or animal figures in order to create precious talismans.

Valérie LAUZE, University Professor of Middle-Ages language and literature, Aix-Marseille University
&
Céline GASLAIN-LEDUC, Doctor in Art History, specialist of Ancient jewelry and Professor at L’ECOLE, School of Jewelry Arts

 

Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 08:00PM to 10:00PM
session in french
40 €
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Between function and ornament: clasp in jewelry

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Precious Art Deco objects from the Sadruddin Aga Khan collection

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Marie-Caroline de Brosses: twenty years of creation at Boivin

Since its foundation in 1890 by René Boivin, the history of Maison Boivin is intricately related to several women. Talented designers, they...
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Jade, a "one of a kind" gemstone

Inscribed in the oldest history of Asia, jade is a unique and unclassifiable stone. Let’s embark upon a gemological and aesthetic journey...
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Myths and Legends of the Emerald

In the history of jewelry, a colored gemstone has fascinated humankind. Since its discovery more than four thousand years ago, the emerald...
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Jean-Baptiste Tavernier, a Life led in Adventures and Diamonds during the 17th century

Explorer, adventurer, merchant, precious items dealer and story-teller of his own travels, Jean-Baptiste Tavernier was such a major and...
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Jean-Baptiste Tavernier : rediscovered treasures

After traveling throughout Europe and the Orient for over fifty years, the French dealer Tavernier came back to Paris in 1668. His chests...
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Royal Splendours: India and the West

Echoing the superb exhibition at the Grand Palais (from March 29 th to June 5th, 2017), Susan Stronge, Senior curator at the Victoria...
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The Jewels from artists of Diane Venet

Jewelry collector of modern and contemporary artists for over 30 years, Diane Venet unveils these rare artworks in the exhibition entitled...
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Ilgiz Fazulzyanov, Russian master of enameling

Undisputed master of hot enameling, jeweler inspired by nature, come to meet the art of Ilgiz Fazulzyanov who made the trip from Russia to...
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The Sun King's blue diamond, a rediscovered masterpiece

Discovered in India in the 17th century, the original blue diamond weighed in at a hefty 115 carats, was cut for King Louis XIV of France,...
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A interview with Harumi Klossowska de Rola

Having returned in spirit from faraway lands, but not from her beautiful obsession with wildlife, Harumi Klossowska de Rola will present...
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A jeweler during the Second Empire: the Maison Mellerio

Nourished by the artistic and industrial effervescence of the Second Empire, the high society chose a jeweler of predilection: Mellerio....
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Inspiring Feathers in Jewelry

Whether be-jeweled birds fly in gold, platinum or precious stones, jewelry artists have always been attracted by feathers… But why? Let’s...
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Precious animals: the bejeweled bestiary

Very popular theme in Art since the dawn of Time, the animal, more than ever, is a major topic of inspiration for jewelry creation ....
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Biominerals: from pearl to coral, to odontolite...

Forming the frontier between the living and the mineral, what exactly are biominerals ? How, from the distant past to the present, has...
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Second Empire : between extravagance and splendor

Echoing the " Spectacular Second Empire " exhibition at the Musée d'Orsay, we propose to live again an era of great changes, both in the...
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The jewels of Eugenie, Empress of the French

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The legendary emeralds of the Muzo Valley

The emerald lovers is amazed when we pronounce the name of Muzo, legendary valley in Colombia. From the legend to the reality, let’s...
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The representation of jewels in European painting

Since the Renaissance, painters illuminated their masterpieces with the most beautiful jewelry and gemstones of their time. The art of...
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The taste of Marie-Antoinette: Fashion, Jewelry and precious Furniture

Fashion queen with the most beautiful jewels, Marie-Antoinette remains one the characters who fascinated historians of the past and the...
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Ruby, between science & history

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Flora in Jewelry Arts

The richness of floral universe has long been a source of inspiration for all jewelers. The Flora book, which the Musée des Arts Décoratifs...
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Meet the Author

To celebrate the publishing of the book, Figures & Faces – The Art of Jewelry, come to meet the author, Évelyne Possémé, in the library...
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Men’s rings, meeting collector Yves Gastou

Yves Gastou has been wearing and collecting men's rings since his childhood. For the first time, he exhibits his collection like no other...
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Coming soon
 
HONG KONG
 
November 28 – Emeralds, Art et Science
 
PARIS
 
December 20 – Talismans, Gems and Marvels
January 24 – Colored diamonds: a fancy story
February 13 – Stage jewelry, treasures from the French Comedy
March 21 – An interview with Giovanni Corvaja
April 18 – Emeralds, Art & Science
May 23 – Precious birds
June 20 – Inspiring Feathers in Jewelry 
July 18 – The Art of Jean Vendome
 
TOKYO
 
January 13 –  Precious Materials in the Art Deco times
 
KYOTO
 
January 15 – The Art of Yuzen and Modern Jewelry: two ancestral Traditions