Benefiting from numerous exceptional works on loan from the Dunand family, the exhibition pays tribute to this modern-day alchemist trained at the Ecole des arts industriels in Geneva, who was a shining light of the Parisian artistic scene during the inter-war period.
A multi-talented artist and a key figure of the Art Deco movement, Jean Dunand (1877-1942) always placed experimentation at the very heart of his process, drawing on this to create new forms of expression.
Complex decorative procedures
This undisputed master in the art of copperware called on complex decorative procedures to magnify the surface of the objects that he had shaped with a hammer.
An expert with lacquer, he combined this plant-based resin with metal before using it to coat furniture, panels, jewellery and bindings, thereby paving the way for new aesthetics.
From 18 March to 20 August 2023
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Article modifié le 21.03.2023 à 16:20