Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Miró Earrings

Miró Earrings- sterling silver, copper, enamel
Last week I filled up a punch card at my local bead store and received $50 in store credit. Woohoo! As you can imagine, it was burning a hole in my pocket, so yesterday I stopped by to cash it in. One of the things I picked up was a package of glass threads for enameling. As I laid out the multicolored threads on the white background, i was reminded of the paintings of Joan Miró and got the idea to start a series of jewelry inspired by various artists. I'm very excited about this project, in addition to providing a challenge it will be a great way to refresh and expand my art history knowledge. As they are completed, I will post the pieces along with a brief history and explanation on the blog.

First up Miró:
Joan Miró i Ferrà was a Spanish Catalan surrealist painter and sculptor known for his experimental painting style. Miro's contempt for traditional painting methods, which he felt supported the bourgeois society led him to famously declare an "assassination of painting" and to pioneer his theory of four-dimensional painting. His work is recognized by flat organic shapes and sharp lines.

Et Fixe Les Cheveux D'une Etoile

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