Past Exhibition

Jean Vendome, Artist Jeweler

Paris, France 19.05.2021 — 28.08.2021
Jean Vendome artiste joaillier

31 rue Danielle Casanova
75001 Paris

From May 19th 2021 to August 28h 2021. 

 

Jean Vendome bucked fashion trends with his own personal and pioneering style, which means that his pieces have personality. Simple yet sophisticated, powerful yet intricate, eccentric yet well-designed, constructed and deconstructed, Jean Vendome’s jewelry is always emotional. In order to be appreciated fully, it must be loved and understood, as it is the jewelry that chooses the wearer. 

Video Guided Tour

Guided tour of the Jean Vendome exhibition in Paris

Guided tour of the Jean Vendome exhibition in Paris. 

The “Jean Vendome, Artist Jeweler” Exhibition

The private collections on display will emphasize the visionary side of his creations. One hundred and thirty pieces were shown, including Aléna Caillois’ wonderful necklace. The retrospective also featured pieces from public collections at institutions including the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, as well as the sword of the academician Roger Caillois, on special loan from the Musée des Confluences in Lyon.  The exhibition showcased a wide range of his pieces. 

Jean Vendome’s prolific creations resonate like a poetic and meaningful echo of the major artistic movements of the second half of the 20th century. From kinetic pop art to the dream of the Apollo 13 space mission, his jewelry pieces evolved into Constellations, Aurore Boréale and Espace during the 1970s. The geometric shapes of the skyscrapers in Les Tours betray his passion for urban architecture and the race upwards. The 1980s were the years of “imaginary walks”, where he played on the mimetic analogy of agates, fragments of eternity, and matte and polished gold jewels with “phantom” quartz, rutilated quartz and dendritic agate. The 1990s are marked by the use of ever stronger colors, which Jean Vendome called his “vagrant” or “wild” colors. It was a time of escapism and dreaming.  A sculptor in search of fascinating inclusions, radiance, materials and colors, Jean Vendome, alchemist and jeweler, will never cease to amaze you.

Affiche Exposition Jean Vendome
Exposition Jean Vendome, L’École des Arts Joailliers, Photo Benjamin Chelly (11)
Exposition Jean Vendome, L’École des Arts Joailliers, Photo Benjamin Chelly (6)
Exposition Jean Vendome, L’École des Arts Joailliers, Photo Benjamin Chelly (24)
Exposition Jean Vendome, L’École des Arts Joailliers, Photo Benjamin Chelly (38)
Exposition Jean Vendome, L’École des Arts Joailliers, Photo Benjamin Chelly (14)
Exposition Jean Vendome, L’École des Arts Joailliers, Photo Benjamin Chelly (25)
Exposition Jean Vendome, L’École des Arts Joailliers, Photo Benjamin Chelly (27)
Exposition Jean Vendome, L’École des Arts Joailliers, Photo Benjamin Chelly (13)
Exposition Jean Vendome, L’École des Arts Joailliers, Photo Benjamin Chelly (2)

Digital Portrait

Jean Vendome portrait

Jean Vendome, Sculptor of Modern Jewelry, by BeauxArts Magazine

Jean Vendome, whose real name was Ohan Tuhdarian, created his first jewelry collection in 1950, heralding sixty-seven years of creative effervescence.
To know more about this avant-garde designer, who merged the art of sculpture and jewelry, discover our interactive website, developed in partnership with BeauxArts Magazine.

Discover his Digital Portrait

Jean Vendome’s life in 150 seconds

Jean Vendome’s life in 150 seconds

Exhibition Catalog

 

Gemstone Vocabulary