Royal Magnificience. Florentine pietra dura mosaics: Jewellery, Objects of Vertu, Works of Art

This presentation explores the fantastic world of semi-precious stones and their use in pictorial mosaics, a rare and sophisticated art that exploits the natural chromatic qualities of hardstones to create what really is a painting in stone.In the Florentine late Renaissance, lapidaries at the Granducal court of the Medici family were fascinated by the infinite …

Marina B

This talk will introduce Marina B striking jewels, undoubtedly among the most iconic designs of the 1980s designed by Marina Bulgari Spaccarelli – a member of the Bulgari family and one of the most outstanding 20th century female high jewellery designer. The genesis of Marina B designs, her innovations and her legacy will be explored …