J E W E L R Y A N D C I N E M A
All art is autobiographical; the pearl is the oyster's autobiography.
Cinema is one of the arts that probably combines more different kind of artistic expressions: fashion, photography, music, literature...
Either in historical or futuristic movies, born from invented universes or based on true events, jewelry can shine in cinema in various ways, being a single prop or the motto of the whole story.
Like fashion it can be one of the most striking ways to characterize a character, convey the spirit of a time or place, dictate trends – just think of characters like Cleopatra, Anna Karenina, Diana and Grace of Monaco, or even movies with intense environments like “Moulin Rouge” or “The Great Gatsby”.
Impossible to dissociate the film “Breakfast at Tiffany's” from the necklace of pearls worn by Audrey Hepburn or diamonds, considered by Marilyn Monroe as a girl´s best friend, of “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes”. Other times it's a piece of jewelry that dictates the course of the plot, as the ring in the trilogy of “Lord of the Rings”, the earring of the painting that inspires “Girl with a Pearl Earring” or the diamond Heart of the Ocean in “Titanic”.
Synonym of wealth and status, jewelry may give rise to envy, theft and betrayal.
While symbolic object is able to transmit memories, make commitments, reveal passions.
But we don’t want the source of inspiration to be merely formal, all the imagery of a film may itself inspire a jewel: the desert sands of “The English Patient” will surely inspire different jewelry from the surreal fantasy of “Alice in Wonderland” or the black universe of “Batman”.
We invite authors to feel inspired by their favorite movie and create jewelry able to carry us to the magical world of cinema!
C H A L L E N G E
With the main objective to show the quality and diversity of contemporary jewelry, Tincal lab invited jewelers from around the world for a challenge: the creation of up to 3 pieces with a maximum price of 100€, inspired by the theme “Jewelry and Cinema”.
More than 40 authors from over 10 countries have accepted and this is the result!
On exhibition at Tincal lab from 12th of November to 31st of December of 2016.
P A R T I C I P A N T S
Portugal / Switzerland
Portugal / UK
Tincal lab . Curating and experimenting in contemporary jewelry