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ExhibitionsArt Deco Jewellery—Charles Jacqueau, Genius Jewellery
Designer and the Brilliant Age of Boucheron, Lalique etc.

Art Deco Jewellery—Charles Jacqueau, Genius Jewellery
   Designer and the Brilliant Age of Boucheron, Lalique etc.

Art Deco Jewellery DesignThe Art Deco design movement gained international popularity in the 1920s as a new style for a new century, drawing inspiration from such sources as Egyptian and Aztec motifs and Bakst’s designs for the Ballets Russes.  It was popularized in a wide variety of fields, including architecture, fashion, film, and industrial design.  Jewellery, in particular, is a medium that directly conveys the beauty of Art Deco.  Charles Jacqueau (1885-1968), who was a designer at Cartier, has been acclaimed as “the Picasso of jewellery design” for his original and finely detailed designs.
     The present exhibition is composed of approximately 300 works in all, featuring 185 jewellery designs by Jacqueau, as well as pochoirs (stencil prints) from fashion magazines of the day, actual pieces of jewellery created based on Jacqueau’s designs, and approximately 30 pieces of jewellery and accessories by contemporary designers such as Lalique and Boucheron.  Exclusively at MOMAK, 7 dresses designed by Paul Poiret and others will be displayed with the cooperation of the Kyoto Costume Institute, thus presenting a more complete picture of the splendor of the Art Deco era.

Charles Jacqueau (c. 1911) Pendentif cristal gravé
graphite, ink (blue and black), and gouache on coated paper; 12.3x5.9cm
Petit Palais, musée des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris


Related Events
Lecture: “The Brilliance of Art Deco Jewellery, Featuring Charles Jacqueau”
Lecturer: Martine Chazal (researcher, Jewellery Department, Petit Palais, musée des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris;
     jewellery art historian)
Date: March 7 (Wed.)  1:30-3:00PM (numbered tickets distributed 11:00AM-)
Place: Lecture hall (maximum capacity 100); free
in French with Japanese translation

Museum Concert: “The Echo of Brilliant Wind Instruments: Twentieth-Century Parisian Music”
Performance: Kyoto City University of Arts  Faculty of Music
Formation: Woodwind quintet
Date: March 10 (Sat.)  2:00-3:00PM
Place: 1F lobby (100 seats); free

Exhibition Dates
Tuesday, March 6 - Sunday, April 15, 2007
Closed on Mondays

The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto
The Asahi Shimbun

French Embassy

Japan Airlines

Event Collaboration
Art Consultant International

Special Cooperation
Kyoto Costume Institute

  Day of admission Advance Group (20 or more)
Adult 1200 yen 1000 yen 1000 yen
University students 800 yen 600 yen 600 yen
High school students 600 yen 400 yen 400 yen
Junior high and younger Free

Advance tickets: Ticket Pia, FamilyMart (P code: 687-233), Lawson (L code:
51922), other major ticket vendors and convenience stores

Publicity Materials
Exhibition flyer : PDF (2,685KB)

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Other Museums
The Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum  2006/10/14 (Sat.) - 2007/01/14 (Sun.)
Umi-Mori Art Museum  2007/01/20 (Sat.) - 02/25 (Sun.)

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