Jewelry Avant-Garde. Sources. Parallels
On 19 March, 2002, the exhibition "Jewelry Avant-Garde. Sources.
Parallels" prepared by the Hermitage jointly with the Jewelry Museum
in Pforzheim, Germany, opened in the Blue Bedroom. The exhibition shows
120 works of Western and Russian masters. Foreign exhibits cover the period
from the 1960s to the 1990s, while works of Russian jewelers date from
the recent years. The selection does not pretend to give an extensive
picture of the avant-garde jewelery. Its purpose is rather to show what
has been done in this art in the West. It also proves that despite all
the historical perturbations, Russian art at the end of the 20th century
was an organic part of the general current in the development of the European
art of jewelery.