Sunday, 23 May 2010

Surreal jewels

I have just finished watching a programme about Salvador Dali on the BBC, which was the final part in its Modern Masters series.


Like a lot of people, in my student years I had a bit of a thing about Dali as an artist, and had a print of The Metamorphosis of Narcissus (1937) on my bedroom wall. It even came with me to London when I moved in with The Boy, but since then I have moved on and lost the passion I once had for him. Dali, not The Boy!


I knew that Dali had links with the world of high fashion, but until this evening I had never seen examples of his foray into jewellery design. But I've fallen in love with some of the brooches he created. 


Taking some of his most recognisable motifs - lips, clocks and eyes - he dreamt up pieces that retained his surrealist roots, but adapted them for the popular market with incredibly bling and wearable designs.


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Ruby Red Lips


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Eye of Time


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Royal Heart. An example of fashion as spectacle at its finest. Dali has made the ruby heart actually beat.


Bunny x

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