The exhibition is a striking dialogue between Chaumet’s exceptional jewellery creations and a botanical vision that resonates with all art forms, creating an immersive experience that recounts the beauty of plants across 7,000 years of art
July 28, 2022: Celebrating nature in art, at the Beaux-Arts de Paris, Chaumet presents their new exhibition, Botanical, featuring nearly 400 artworks – paintings, jewelry, sculptures, textiles, photographs and furniture.
Nature and botanical motifs figure at the heart of Chaumet’s heritage. Scientific works and creations by botanists and artists combine for a discovery of the extraordinary beauty of nature. To curate the exhibition, Chaumet called on Marc Jeanson, botanical director of the Jardin Majorelle in Marrakech.
The exhibition fuses jewellery-making savoir-faire and art history in the exceptional setting of the Beaux-Arts de Paris. The company has enjoyed a special relationship with the school for many years and has provided funding for the “Dessin Extra Large” chair since its creation in 2020.
Some exhibits include the wheatsheaf diamond tiara created around 1811 for Empress Joséphine, displayed alongside a little black couture jacket by Yves Saint Laurent embroidered with ears of golden wheat. Another is Empress Eugenie’s clover brooch, dated 1853. An emerald and diamond Leuchtenberg tiara, which can be converted into a brooch and various hair jewels, and has been disassembled for display, is highly intriguing.
The unique selection of works celebrating nature transcends chronology, mixing primitive objects and contemporary takes, many of them on loan from prestigious institutions including the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, the Musée d’Orsay, the Musée du Louvre, the Victoria and Albert Museum, and the Albion Art Collection in Tokyo.
The exhibition is open to public by reservation till September 4, 2022.