Visit to the exhibition dedicated to Alfredo Ravasco
Finally I have been to visit the exhibition dedicated to
ALFREDO RAVASCO: PRINCE OF GOLDSMITHS
First of all it was a good opportunity to go back to visit my beloved Villa Necchi Campiglio, a historic house in Milan designed by Portaluppi. This residence, which already exhibits one of the most popular works of the master, did justice to the other wonders of the artist.
lapis lazuli – coral – agate centerpiece 1930-35
I would have liked to photograph and film every stone and pearl, but as I really want you to go and see them with your own eyes, I will attach just some pictures of the oeuvres I liked most.
Little bowls, Ravasco (1873–1958)
Box with sapphires, Ravasco (1873–1958)
Box with fishes, Ravasco (1873–1958)
Box with fish, Ravasco (1873–1958)
And finally, the funniest and most unusual piece… and good wishes!
Piglet with monocle, Ravasco (1873–1958)
No doubt, Alfredo Ravasco was one of the most innovative master goldsmiths of the last century, in Milan and throughout Europe. He was a refined and original portrayer of his time and the undisputed representative of art déco.
He always used unusual stones, diverse and vibrant as onyx, marbled agate, green and red malachite, overlapping sapphires, diamonds, pearls and corals.
He combined the contemporary taste for coloring and solid geometry with his love for soft and manneristic details, dare I say … very feminine.
For all this, and more, I consider this artist as a source of inspiration for many Fiore all’Occhiello jewels.
Actually, in my work I want every jewel to transmit sophistication and attention to details.
To conclude, I am inviting you to visit the exhibition and, please, let me know which piece you enjoyed more!