There is an exhibition, which will be officially opened to the public on May 28th, that is, tomorrow, and it will be launched at the Shanghai Museum of Contemporary Art. I was fortunate to have experienced this exhibition in advance. Now, I highly recommend it to all readers, fans and my friends of Watches & Clocks: as long as you have the time and opportunity, you must watch it. Not only do you have to see it yourself, it is best to bring your family, friends, and children to experience it together. If you know its good but miss it, you will definitely regret it. This exhibition can make the body and mind soft and feel extremely beautiful and loving. The exhibition is directly related to art and jewelry, but it is much more than that-because of its beautiful origins, the high level of creativity, design and production of the exhibition itself, and the profound meaning of each exhibit, a small scene The exhibition can deeply impress people and give you a moving moment. As a man, I was moved to tears just after seeing the exhibition-when I saw the pair of kiss-necked donkeys on the cover of this article in soft, slow and deep music (probably my tears) Too low and too many associations. As a father, I thought of the helplessness of innocent children in the face of a catastrophe, and the boundless happiness of having any relatives around them …). The theme of the exhibition involves human destiny, catastrophe, great love, affection, natural world … If there is love in the heart, how can we not immerse it? I didn’t know the existence of Robert Wilson before the exhibition, but after watching this exhibition and listening to him in person, he turned to the 77-year-old artist and became his fan … Robert Wilson is exactly The designer and set designer of this exhibition. What kind of exhibition is this? L’ Arche de Noe ́ raconte ́e par Van Cleef & Arpels When Noah’s Ark meets Van Cleef & Arpels Noah’s Ark, it comes from religious mythology. It was God who built a giant ark under the hands of a good man, Noah. When God destroyed a man who disappointed him with a flood, Noah led and called his children, as well as the world’s paired spiritual animals. Together, escaped this catastrophe. Later, when the flood receded, the creatures and humans living on Noah’s Ark began to thrive and established a new world. When Noah’s Ark met Van Cleef & Arpels ‘Inspiration can be seen everywhere, a light, an image, a melody, a painting, an encounter, a sky, and only a few words, loud laughter, tears in the eyes …’- Robert Wilson ‘This set displays a new jewellery collection in a low-key and mysterious style, forming an artistic country that combines Robert Wilson’s unique aesthetics and Van Cleef & Arpels design concepts. Robert Wilson reinterprets a great myth in human culture. He With the skillful use of light and angle, in the endlessly surprising, stage-like setting, more than 60 pairs of animal lovers’ simple shapes are full of poetry, and the two complement each other. ‘-Nicolas Bos (Van Cleef & Arpels) Exhibition The entrance is dark and short, and many people need to bend down to enter. Imagine if the end of the world came, what day would any entrance to the chance of survival be? When you ‘board the ship’ and walk inside, you see the light and the hope. Here, it looks like a beautiful spiritual animal world, and it also looks like a big box of jewellery, containing all the brilliance, life, beauty and love. In this special Noah’s Ark cabin, the deep music of the viola and piano intertwined is the main theme. In the beautiful music, we can carefully look at and experience the spiritual life and emotion brought by the jewelry world. Although as far as I know, each piece of jewelry of Noah’s Ark series is expensive, and it may be around three million or more. But these beautiful works and vivid exhibitions immerse each viewer completely in the artistic atmosphere and the warmth of love. The attribute of jewelry as a commodity and the price become another little thing. We will only admire and congratulate those who can have these beautiful things in the future. My personal feeling is: The price of this kind of works has no meaning. As long as you can own it, you are a happy and lucky person. We can’t have it, we can also know their existence, and appreciate their beauty, hidden in our hearts. Viewing the exhibition is very simple, just watching them silently and quietly. Look for a few seconds, or a few minutes, or even longer. Thinking of you, thinking of life, thinking of family and family, thinking of love. Knowing how rare love and life are, we must cherish them. Nature, life and life can never be smooth. Not only is it not smooth sailing, it may even face a terrible challenge of the doomsday version of the catastrophe. This is the story of Noah’s Ark. Therefore, when you quietly admire these animal couples in the beautiful music, you will be scared by the sudden lightning and thunder. This is actually the situation that the creatures on Noah’s Ark have to face every moment. ‘When Noah’s Ark meets Van Cleef & Arpels’, the most attractive highlight of the exhibition is that the exhibitors will present Noah’s Ark in the traditional sense in a more detached and aura-like manner. Robert Wilson said that he first drew a huge Noah’s Ark hull design, but these beautiful animal brooches are so small, how can people make these beautiful things look good? His final decision was to ‘enlarge’ the exhibits as much as possible, and Noah’s Ark, instead shrunk to a small ‘boat’ suspended above the exhibition site. This is genius creativity and design. In the exhibition room, we seemed to be inside the huge Noah’s Ark, and when we suddenly saw the ‘small’ Noah’s Ark above our heads, we still felt that it was large, powerful, and sacred. ▲ Van Cleef & Arpels’ Noah’s Ark exhibition is directly related to more than 60 pairs of animal-themed new ‘Noah’s Ark’ high jewelry series. The ‘Noah’s Ark’ series is inspired by the painting ‘The Entry of the Animals into Noah’s Ark’ by Jan Brueghel, exhibited at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles. Entrance to Noah’s Ark ‘). This is the inspiration that inspired Nicolas Bos, Van Cleef & Arpels’ global president and CEO, to appreciate this painting, which in turn gave birth to this series. ▲ Jan Brueghel’s painting ‘The Entry of the Animals into Noah’s Ark’ passed the hands of Van Cleef & Arpels genius designers and jewellery craftsmen. More than 60 pairs of animal lovers were transformed by various gems, pearls and diamonds. Come. How to make them shine in front of the world? It was another encounter between the President of Van Cleef & Arpels and Robert Wilson, which brought the cooperation of both parties and the wonderful exhibition we see today. As a jewellery family, Van Cleef & Arpels has a long history of animal preferences. From the earliest to 1910, he began to create feathers and diamond birds, embellished with coat collars and hats. Since then, flying hummingbirds, snuggling lovebirds, elven birds of paradise, and even more animal themes such as butterflies, dragonflies, beetles, etc., have been added to commemorate the vigorous vitality of nature and the light and beautiful beauty of animals . From the 1910s to the present day, Van Cleef & Arpels has produced wonderful animal-themed jewelry pieces. The action brooches of the 1950s and 1960s were the most attractive. The works exhibited in this exhibition can be said to be a tribute and sublimation to animal-themed works of that era. 1920s 1 / 2 1922 cap pin ‘bird’ ad 2 / 2 Pin Paris 1924 Platinum, brilliant-cut diamonds, arc-polished rubies, emeralds, sapphires, onyx 1930’s Hummingbird Treasure Box Paris 1938 Originally Nazri Saab, Queen Fuad Rebecca collection of gold, brilliant-cut diamonds, concealed setting of red and sapphires Three birdies / love birds brooches Paris 1946 gold, platinum, brilliant-cut diamonds, cabochon red, sapphires, faceted cuts of red and sapphires 1950s 1 / 2 Normandy Duck Brooch Paris 1955 Originally the Princess of Grace of Monaco collection of gold, platinum, brilliant-cut diamonds , Faceted sapphire, emerald 2 / 2 Bulldog brooch Paris 1957 gold, enamel, faceted cut topaz 1960s 1 / 7 Duck brooch Italy circa 1961 yellow gold, platinum, brilliant-cut diamonds, convex ruby Baroque pearl 2 / 7 Lion brooch Princess Grace Collection Monaco, gifted by Aristo Onassis gold, platinum, brilliant-cut diamonds, faceted emeralds, 缟Agate 3 / 7 Giraffe brooch Paris 1964 Gold, platinum, brilliant-cut diamonds, enamel 4 / 7 Bull Brooch Paris 1964 gold, platinum, brilliant-cut diamonds, faceted diamonds 5 / 7 squirrel brooch Paris circa 1965 gold, rose-cut diamonds, carved emeralds, coral 6 / 7 Rabbit brooch Paris 1968 Gold, platinum, brilliant-cut diamonds, coral, convex onyx 7 / 7 Dragon-shaped brooch New York 1969 Gold, carved coral, convex round emerald 1970s 1 / 6 Lion鹫 Griffin brooch Paris 1971 gold, brilliant-cut diamonds, carved coral, faceted amethyst, faceted emerald, convex round emerald 2 / 6 Persia Lion Pendant Paris 1972 Back Inscription: ‘White 50th Anniversary Charity Ball of the Couch Foundation, Iran, October 28, 1971 ‘Gold, convex round chalcedony 3 / 6 Antelope Brooch Paris 1972 錾Gold, platinum, brilliant-cut diamond, horse-eye sapphire, enamel 4 / 6 Persian tiger brooch Paris 1972 gold, brilliant-cut diamond, convex round green chalcedony , Lapis lazuli, enamel 5 / 6 Persian tiger brooch Paris 1972 gold, brilliant-cut diamonds, convex green chalcedony, lapis lazuli, enamel 6 em> / 6 Mogalo First Bracelet New York 1974 Gold, Brilliant Cut Diamond, Carved Coral, Horse Eye Sapphire, Convex Sapphire, Emerald 1990s Elton Brooch Paris 1998 Gold, mahogany heart, convex round onyx 21st century 1 / 2 Butterfly brooch Paris and Japan 2004-2012 2 / 2 Carpe Koi Bracelet Watch Paris 2014 Gold, Manganese Aluminium Garnet, Yellow Sapphire, Paraiba Tourmaline, Black Spinel, Princess Square and Bright Cut Diamond Show Date of release: May 2, 2019 From 8th to July 12th (closed on Monday), the free visiting time is from 11 am to 7 pm, 200 Huayuangang Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai. 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