Art History of Jewelry

Entering the Van Cleef & Arpels Universe (4h)

Discover - or rediscover - the Maison Van Cleef & Arpels through an enthralling journey at the heart of the 20th and 21st centuries

Event information

  • Participants
    12 people
  • Duration
    4 hours
  • Instructors
    2
  • Language
    French
    English
  • Price
    From
    € 200
    /pers.

Entering the Van Cleef & Arpels Universe (4 hours)

How was the poetic and romantic universe so characteristic of Van Cleef & Arpels constructed, synonymous with dreams and enchantment? Born of a love story, this great jewelry Maison, founded in 1906, progressively developed under the influence of remarkable personalities and events. 

A history of trends, a history of the jewelry arts and more generally the 20th century accompany the evolution of the Maison.

With our professors, come meet the principal personalities of this expansion, the famous clients, and admire jewels having built its fame.

During the course:

You will observe and study several iconic creations to understand how stylistic audacity and technical innovations contributed to the success of this family enterprise. Historic and personal anecdotes will reveal the way in which this identity, so dear to the Maison Van Cleef & Arpels, developed.

Your Professors:

This course is conducted by two art historians.

Good to know
- You are welcomed by your teachers before the class starts: a chance to meet each other and share experiences.
- You don’t need to bring any specific material.
- A certificate is given at the end of the class.

To go further
- Participate in the course: "Art Nouveau: from School to Museum", to discover the style that introduced a new freedom of creation.
- After each class, teachers deliver a list of books, podcasts, websites, museums related to the course attended.

What makes L'ÉCOLE experience so special
- High-quality education: L'ÉCOLE as education and research center has a scientific council.
- A very unique faculty: all the teachers are passionate experts chosen for their enthusiasm and skill in transmitting their knowledge.
- Generosity: skills are presented with ease in an enjoyable way, hands-on experience and dialogue. Classes are for everyone with no pre-requisites.
- Exclusive interaction: courses are delivered in small groups to allow students to discuss one-on-one with the experts.
- Initiation courses: on an “à la carte” basis courses offered to all those who want to learn and become enlightened amateurs.