Portraits in Jewelry
The portraits reflect the image a period has of mankind in a balance between ideal and reality.
The portrait of the lady probably shows a Princess of Pless from an Upper Silesian house of nobility delicately surrounded by ornaments that call the rocaille shapes of the 18th century to mind. A romantic review, transfiguration and withdrawing to private life are the motivating forces behind the jewelry of the German Biedermeier period in the middle of the 19th century.
Maria Callas, Coco Chanel, Marilyn Monroe - Marianne Schliwinski is fascinated by the great women of recent history. These portraits shimmer with brittle facets or are veiled in secrecy behind shattered glass fragments. It's never dull, just like the glamorous life of these grande dames in the public eye. Marianne Schliwinski intuitively blends the combination of treasures and photographs into a mélange of memories, reflections and poetic imagination in jewelry.
by Katja Poljanac
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