In partnership with Atelier Mitoraj, Contini Art Gallery is proud to present for the very first time The art of wearing art: Igor Mitoraj’s jewellery at Calle Larga XXII Marzo in Venice.
Opened to public fanfare on May 19, this exhibition displays a selection of exquisite jewellery. The relationships between tradition, taste, harmony and beauty come to the forefront – the very aspects that define the artist’s work. Mitoraj pays attention to jewellery, which rather than being viewed as a mere accessory is revered as an artistic masterpiece to be worn.
Faces are transformed into golden rings and bracelets, necklaces feature sinuous trees and figures, mythological characters appear in elegant tones and resplendent silver: this is a collection that reveals a more intimate and refined Mitoraj where perfect proportions and ceaseless artistic pursuit result in jewellery crafted from precious metals, miniature masterpieces that have the same emotional impact of a sculpture. An invitation to the aristocratic privilege of “wearing” a work of art.