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Jewels of Power

The exhibition entitled "The jewels of power" is the exhibition that will be hosted until next March 17, 2019 by the Museum of Jewel of Vicenza, the museum space inside the Basilica Palladiana, the first in Italy and one of the few in the world dedicated exclusively to jewelry .

The exhibition itinerary presents a careful selection of crowns and tiaras from different times and contexts, from high fashion jewelry to fashion: these artefacts, symbol par excellence of political and economic power, have in fact marked the history of humanity and sanctioned the division hierarchical that has distinguished society, from the Paleolithic to modern democracies, until having been brought back to the fore in the last 15 years by the most important fashion houses.

For the curator Alessandra Possamai «the exhibition represents an excursus between the crowns and tiaras of the past and the present, and focuses on what they are and what they have been. A real leap in taste and style of different eras through works by great artists. A world, however of creative interest, a testing ground for goldsmiths and contemporary designers. The precious artifacts protagonists of the exhibition are a sign of the excellence of the goldsmith's art, characterized by attention to detail and quality of work, which has made Made in Italy great in the world ».

"In the last fifteen years - adds Alba Cappellieri, director of the Jewelery Museum - the imaginative arrogance of fashion has brought back the crowns, a symbol par excellence of royalty. Fashion has always absorbed and given birth to strong iconic values ​​and crowns are powerful inspirations for their immediate and universal symbolism. We are very proud of this new temporary exhibition: Alessandra Possamai has been able to weave different times and contexts, presenting crowns and tiaras from high jewelery to fashion, confirming and expanding the pluralistic and inclusive spirit of the Jewelery Museum ».


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