Friday, 26 October 2012

THE ART OF CARTIER... a Madrid exhibition

Undoubtedly, this is the event of the season in Madrid; a 400 piece exhibition of the Cartier Foundation private collection. It opened last Monday and it will be on display at the famous XIX Century Old Masters Painting Museum Thyssen-Bornemisza until February 2013. The exhibition is organised across seven different sections that range from Cartier apprenticeship years to major topics like Art Deco or Tiaras. There are a great number of original drawings as well as some iconic pieces on loan from the Spanish Royal Family and Monaco. The beautiful Kingfisher brooch above, set with carved emeralds, is just the appetiser, for we will be devoting a great deal of time to study the collection and we will post accordingly, stay put!