The Art of Cartier

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The Thyssen – Bornemisza Museum in Madrid will offer from next 24th of  October an exhibition of Cartier, one of the most worldwide famous jewelry companies. An exhibition that portrays about 400 art pieces from the historical collection of the legendary jeweler Cartier, founded in Paris in 1847.

The exhibition is one of the most important ever held, due to the great number of art pieces, according to the managers of the museum.

The selection of jewelry perform a chronological journey through the history of the company. Including the different artistic styles that the firm has gone through, especially over the first half of the 20th century. It will be possible to admire art pieces  as spectacular as the ruby  and diamonds necklace from Elisabeth Taylor offered by her third husband, the flamingo shaped brooch of the Duchess of Windsor, and exclusive commissions for important people of the 20th century such as Wallis Simpson, Grace Kelly , Maria Felix and Coco Chanel. In addition to jewelry, there will also be watercolors, sketches, drawings, photographs … that belong to the company’s archive, largely unknown to the general public.

 

The ruby  and diamonds necklace from Elisabeth Taylor
The ruby and diamonds necklace from Elisabeth Taylor
The flamingo shaped brooch of the Duchess of Windsor
The flamingo shaped brooch of the Duchess of Windsor
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