The Representation of Jewels in European Painting

Monday, May 1


111 Franklin Street

Since the Renaissance, painters illuminated their masterpieces with the most beautiful jewelry and gemstones of their time. The art of the jewelers is thus revealed by paintings, which are sometimes the last witnesses of long lost jewels. Art historians Inezita Gay-Eckel and Gislain Aucremanne, professors at L’ÉCOLE: The School of Jewelry Arts, will discuss painterly technique, choice of embellishment and revealing the art of the jewelers, at a special reception and talk presented by Van Cleef & Arpels. The reception and talk are open to the public but an RSVP is required, you can rsvp to