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Art jewelry and its relationship with the human body

Article  /  CriticalThinking   LluisComin
Published: 01.11.2019
Art jewelry and its relationship with the human body.
Author:
Lluís Comín Vilajosana
Edited by:
Klimt02
Edited at:
Barcelona
Edited on:
2019
Brooches by Elena Comín.
Brooches by Elena Comín

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Intro
Although it is widely known that from ancient times, jewelry has been related to the human body, in this brief and personal text I will uniquely refer to jewels in their artistic dimension.
Even though we consider art jewelry to be another type of traditional art, we have to accept that its relationship with the human body makes it a unique form of artistic expression. On the one hand, one has to highlight art jewelry’s nomadism and dynamic nature. While a work of art is normally exhibited in a specific location (museum, exhibition, public space…), a piece of art jewelry is usually worn by a subject. And as clothing and surrounding environment of that subject are in constant change, this confers intrinsic characteristics to the expression of art jewelry. On the other hand, one can not ignore the complicitas between jewelry and its carrier - in fact, this is the case for all sorts of jewelry. The carrier’s soul seems to be impregnated by its closeness and touch, both unique features that confer art jewelry a strong sense of intimacy.

What else can art jewelry represent? Next to the more traditional values or functionalities (amulet or ornament), art jewelry pieces are lately considered to be (or to resemble) small sculptures. However, in my view, artistic jewelry does not make full sense unless it is worn. Only this way it will be able to create symbiotic relations.
 
The jewels we carry are to speak about ourselves. If they are of great material value one will surely want to highlight economic success. However, if one wears jewels with a high artistic component one will emphasize a certain cultural sensitivity. To conclude, I would like to add that we artists devoted to art jewelry have to claim our personal, cultural and artistic singularity in each of the pieces we create.
 
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Brass
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Photo by: Rachel Wong
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