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Chaumet Botanical Exhibition At The Beaux-Arts De Paris

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Chaumet is presenting its new exhibition, Botanical, at the Beaux-Arts de Paris until September 4. The exhibition proposes a striking dialogue between the Maison’s exceptional jewelry creations and a botanical vision that resonates with all forms of art, creating an immersive experience that recounts the beauty of plants across 7,000 years of art. 

Celebrating nature in art, the Botanical exhibition features nearly 400 artworks – paintings, sculptures, textiles, photographs and furniture – alongside a hundred jewelry pieces from Chaumet and other jewelers.  Scientific works and creations by botanists and artists combine for a discovery of the extraordinary beauty of nature. Maria Merian and Émile Gallé are joined by Delacroix, Arcimboldo and Monet, as well as Redouté, Eva Jospin, Le Corbusier and Anna Atkins. To curate the exhibition, Chaumet called on Marc Jeanson, botanical director of the Jardin Majorelle in Marrakech.

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.

Nature and botanical motifs figure at the heart of Chaumet’s heritage. The exhibition fuses jewelry-making savoir-faire and art history in the exceptional setting of the Beaux-Arts de Paris. Chaumet 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.

The exhibition is open to the public by reservation from Wednesday through Sunday, 12pm-8pm. More information is available on the Chaumet website.

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