During these holidays I used to visit one of the samples I most wanted to see: the Cartier exhibition that can be enjoyed in the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid until 17 February 2013. A selection of the best pieces that the company has been buying back over the years, to show its entire production and artistic styles in the first half of the twentieth century:
Under the name The Art of Cartier, the jeweler tells us one of the most important exhibitions ever held by the number of exhibits (over 420 pieces), reflecting the artistic evolution of the Maison since its founding in Paris in 1847.
Many are gems that can be seen at different stages: precious garland tiaras and style of the century, the pieces Modern Style, exotic-inspired works of China, Egypt and India (NAS least I liked) a variety of famous pieces Tutti Frutti, gold jewelry in 1930 and 1940, or the exclusive assignments for important fashion icons of the twentieth century as Grace Kelly, Maria Felix, Elizabeth Taylor and Coco Chanel.
One of my favorite windows is dedicated to Grace Kelly. Their jewelry trousseau are wonderful. This beautiful diamond necklace, three diamond and ruby brooches and solitaire engagement are the pieces that make up the corner dedicated to the Princess of Monaco.
Elizabeth Taylor was a loyal customer of Cartier. His men always recompensaben with wonderful jewelry. Mike Todd gave this spectacular diamond necklace, another gem that I liked the show.
The designer Charles Jacqueau, who introduced the Art Deco in jewelry, or Jeanne Toussaint, creator of the legendary Panther is now a symbol of the House are some of the artists featured in this exhibition.
Along with the jewelry that belonged to large customers, you can discover the garland style tiara, a gift from King Alfonso XIII to Queen Victoria Eugenia in 1920. A loan outstanding of the Royal Family currently Queen Sofia looks at official.
The ticket price is 8 euros and I recommend you buy some through the website of the museum because then there is enough glue.