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The beautiful mess at Die Messe_A joyful journey at Schmuck 2012_days 2/3

Although I’m very fond on whatever could be considered “contemporary”, I must confess I always miss “my” old masters’ paintings. I consider them (both the authors and their works) as old friends and, it’s for this reason that, the next day I went to see two “Albrechts”  at the ALTE PINAKOTHEK.….

…I couldn’t miss the date!!

ALBRECHT  DÜRER, Self portrait, 1500, oil on panel

He painted himself at the age of 30, in 1500, a crucial century for art history and for that time; he painted himself as Salvator Mundi probably becuse he wanted to emphasize the importance of ART on life through the times…MAGNIFICENT!!!! A self-portrait which conveys the northern Renaissance and opens  a new window beyond the Alps.

ALBRECHT ALTDORFER, The Battle of Issus,1529

Painted in 1529 and commissioned to Altdorfer by the Duke Wilhelm IV of Bavaria, the painting sets the image during the battle if Issus between Alexander The Great and Empereor Darius III in 333 b.C. .Altdorfer, headmaster of the Danube school, painted this astonishing oeuvre from an extremely high point of view, giving importance to the landascape and, above all, to this apocalyptic sky: unforgettable.

For ALBRECHT  DÜRER see: E. Panofsky, La vita e l’opera di Albrecht Dürer, Abscondita, 2006 ; F. Anzelewsky, Albrecht Dürer: das Malerische Werk, Berlin 1991; T. Holger-Bolchert et alii , Van Eyck to Dürer, exhibition cat., Bruges 2010-11;

For ALBRECHT ALTDORFER: Ch. S. Wood, Albrecht Altdorfer and the origins of landscape, London 1993

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NEUE MESSE MÜNCHEN

SCHMUCK

KAZUMI NAGANO, Set of three brooches, bamboo – nylon-gold

..walking on beauties…

from left: Birgit Laken, “Summer-and-the-city”, necklace and Katsura Sasaki, necklaces/brooches

from left:      Karin Seufert, Chain    and         Mikiko Minewaki, “Violet”, Necklace

M° Francesco Pavan, “Sasso 1” and “Sasso 2”

See the selected artist and more on: http://bijoucontemporain.unblog.fr/

Herbert- Hoffman- Preis 2012. The winners are: ALEXANDER BLANK, DESPHO SOPHOCLEUS and TORE SVENSSON.

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Two new events! “MICHEAL BECKER” at GALERIE FÜR ANGEWANDTE KUNST and “DIE RENAISSANCE DES EMAILLIERENS” at GALERIE HANDWERK

Adrean Bloomard, Brooch

..visiting Galerie Handwerk…

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The beautiful mess at Die Messe_A joyful journey at Schmuck 2012_day one

From year to year the great rendez vous of the contemporary jewellery in Munich at Schmuck has become the date I can’t miss for any reason in the world. Artists, gallerists, collectors, designers, followers and bloggers are gathered in such a beau désordre which involves the city in continuous festive time that  excites me everytime I go to Munich.

This year in particular, I have to confess, I came home keeping an inner image of stunning freshness and youthfulness, an inner and deep image of creativity and inventivness,  as promise of great  expectations. Hereto my personal and emotional journey into Schmuck.

11.00 A.M._SUSPEND·ED An Installation hanging by a thread.

At Studio Gabi Green, (a truly nice space with a joyful gallerist!), the young curator Laura Bradshaw-Heap organized a stunning exhibit giving voice to ninteen young creators: Supend·Ed. The objects were, as the title says, suspended and hanged, the shadows were different from hour to hour and the result was simply stunning and amazing!

Photo 1 -2: Alice Bo-Wen Chan, Necklace and brooch. Courtesy of the artist and the curator.

Photo 3: Works by  Geraldine Nishi and Farrah Al-Dujaili, courtesy of the artists and curator

12.30 A.M._IN THE FOREST_the enchanted forest of the Swedish artists.

I’ve always loved the great north, I do not why , but probably because of my meditative  nature: the huge spaces, the deep silence and the forests lightly moved by the the breeze whispering as a mesmerizing voice is an image extremely fixed in my mind.

A special forest put a spell on me and enchanted my visit: Hannah Liljenberg, Sanna Svedestedt, Karin Roy Andersson and Pernilla Persson created an exhibition “which tells you the delicate  jewellery stories  from – and about – the forest”: look and meet these young artists. Simply great!

Necklaces by Pernilla Persson, courtesy of the artist.

Necklace by Karin Roy Andersson, courtesy of the artist

Brooches by Hannah Liljenberg, courtesy of the artist

Ring by Sanna Svedestedt, courtesy of the artist

14.00 P.M. LUNCH!!!

Nice and healthy lunch at DAYLESFORD ORGANIC MUNICH: so tasty!!!

…ready for the afternoon!

18.00  RUUDT PETERS – CORPUS UND 30 JAHREN GALERIE SPEKTRUM

18.30  p.m. SELTENE ERDEN, RIKE BARTELS, LAURENZ STOCKNER at GALERIE ISABELLA HUND

The gallerist and owner Isabella Hund with Laurenz Stockner (second from the right) having funny time with a song…

19.30 p.m. at the PINAKOTHEK DER MODERNE for another Vernissage: THE STATE FO THINGS. KONSTFACH STOCKHOLM. SCHMUCK

….and finally…at 21.00 p. m.   DINNER!!!!

My friend MariaRosa Franzin (wearing her red brooch) and Kazumi Nagano smiling ….