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Living Treasure and Fabulous Follies by Robert Baines in Bloomington

Exhibition  /  27 Aug 2020  -  28 Mar 2021
Published: 25.09.2020
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art
Curator:
Juliet Graver Istrabadi
Robert Baines. Bracelet: Car bracelet, 2009-2010. Silver electroplate, collected objects.. Photo by: Gary Sommerfield. Robert Baines
Bracelet: Car bracelet, 2009-2010
Silver electroplate, collected objects.
Photo by: Gary Sommerfield
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Intro
Renowned goldsmith Robert Baines is recognized as a "Living Treasure" in his native Australia and his work has been exhibited and collected internationally throughout his long career.  In this intriguing exhibition, he tells three "jewelry stories," groupings that explore the way which artistic styles and forms change over time.

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Robert Baines
Baines is also a specialist in the study of archaeometallurgy (ancient jewelry production) and he incorporates ancient techniques into his art and the presented narratives.

In celebration of the connections between ancient and modern art that are highlighted in Baines' work, a selection from the Eskenazi Museum's ancient jewelry collection will be on display in an area adjacent to the exhibition.
Robert Baines. Brooch: Meaner than Yellow, 2008. Silver, powder coat, electroplate, paint.. 12 x 12 x 7.5 cm. Robert Baines
Brooch: Meaner than Yellow, 2008
Silver, powder coat, electroplate, paint.
12 x 12 x 7.5 cm
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Robert Baines. Bracelet: Armbandits Copy Iran (Gurgan), circa 11th century, 2009 - 2010. Silver-gilt.. 9 x 9 x 11 cm. Robert Baines
Bracelet: Armbandits Copy Iran (Gurgan), circa 11th century, 2009 - 2010
Silver-gilt.
9 x 9 x 11 cm
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Robert Baines. Brooch: Official History of the Compact Disc, Post War High Society circa 1950, 2010. Silver, enamel glass, powder coat.. 9.2 x 9.2 x 3.1 cm. Robert Baines
Brooch: Official History of the Compact Disc, Post War High Society circa 1950, 2010
Silver, enamel glass, powder coat.
9.2 x 9.2 x 3.1 cm
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Robert Baines. Object: Official History of the Compact Disc, circa 3rd Century Parthian, 2009. Silver-gilt.. 9.5 x 9.5 x 5 cm. Robert Baines
Object: Official History of the Compact Disc, circa 3rd Century Parthian, 2009
Silver-gilt.
9.5 x 9.5 x 5 cm
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