ROAD TRIP? ROAD TRIP!
Hmmm, if I could go anywhere, where would I go and what would I see?
Well my first fantasy always involves New York . . . THIS is what turned up for me in actual, real life.
On Cyber Monday, my husband surprised me with a hotel reservation and airline tickets to New York City because I told him about a fantastic exhibit being held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In fact, it was my husband who cut out a magazine article about this person for me over 10 years ago, when he realized that I was getting more and more serious about making jewelry. In the article there were a few eye catching photos with bright beautiful colors. I filed it away somewhere . . . Doh!
November 20, 2013–March 9, 2014
Joel Arthur Rosenthal founded JAR, his Paris jewelry company on the Place Vendôme, in 1978. JAR jewels are renowned for their superb sense of color and remarkable craftsmanship—but above all for their fearless beauty. A master of the pavé technique, Rosenthal sets his stones with subtle gradations in hue to create a painterly effect. His extraordinary creations place him among the ranks of history’s greatest jewelers.
JAR Butterfly Brooch 2013 digital print
Photograph by Jozsef Tari, courtesy of JAR, Paris
This exhibition features about four hundred works by one of the most acclaimed jewelry designers of the twentieth century, who still works in Paris."
If you go to the first link above, you can see under the title of the exhibit a "List of Objects in the Exhibition" (PDF) with the 395 pieces that are being shown. Of course there are no photos and so we are going to go and see this for ourselves.
Google his images here: Joel A. Rosenthal
Here's one of my favorites! This is pavé.
JAR Paris I $750.00 Volume 1 is the 2013 reissue of the volume first published by JAR in 2002, with 397 numbered objects.
JAR Paris II $800.00 Volume 2 is a new book featuring JAR jewelry created over the last decade, with 316 numbered objects.
I'll be satisfied with the catalog from the exhibit.
Published to coincide with the Metropolitan Museum’s Jewels by JAR exhibition, this new volume provides an elegantly designed retrospective of the best of Joel A. Rosenthal, who works in Paris under the name JAR. It includes nearly 70 extraordinary pieces from throughout his career, illustrating his novel use of color and sculptural form in beautiful, one-of-a-kind jewels executed with exquisite gemstones, pearls, and natural materials. It is both a keepsake and a stunning celebration of a mesmerizing designer.
144 pages, 69 full-color illustrations. 7 1/4'' x 8''. Hardcover, with slipcase.
If you want a little more information about Mr. Rosenthal, follow this link.
My idea of a great trip is going to NYC for 5 days with someone who loves that city like I do. Someone who researches the restaurants and makes fun plans for each night. I must have passed out and this is a fantastic dream!
. . . and if it's next Tuesday, I'll be at the Metropolitan Museum of Art!
If you are still curious, here's another good article about JAR. I'm a little obsessed about this trip to the museum.
with one more little visual tidbit I swiped off the internet:
And for my next trick . . . I'll lead you on to the other Thinkers in my Think Tank . . . Enjoy!
Andes Cruz: http://www.andescruz.wordpress.com
diana bell: http://www.bellsprings.blogspot.com
Kathleen Krucoff: http://kathleenkrucoff.wordpress.com