Enthusiasts: In Lyon, the universe of jewelry is revealed at the Museum of Printing

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The Museum of Printing and Graphic Communication offers an exhibition on jewelry, through rare works and engravings.

  A Lyon, l’univers du bijou se dévoile au Musée de l’imprimerie © supplied by franceinfo

It is called jewelry jewelry . And yet, this exhibition has no gem. On the other hand, visitors discover everything that revolves around goldsmithery and precious stones.

Behind the scenes of

jewelry on the walls of the Museum of Printing and Graphic Communication , the jewel is everywhere but in printed books or documents. Precious historical works that relate what surrounds the life of jewelry: materials, gems, jewelry-joker techniques, workshops, creators, jewelry houses, models ... part of this rich collection been loaned by Geoffray Riondet, Gemmologist Lyonnais, specialist in old jewelry and bibliophile. We discover a mine of historic anecdotes, sometimes surprising, such as the participation of Lyonnais in the gold rush in the Klondike region (Canada) at the end of the 19th century. A work of the exhibition evokes this period. "We even have actions of the time. It was the Lyonnais union of Klondike which was the most important active foreign company," says Geoffray Riondet.

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Indeed, since the Renaissance, Lyon has been a strong place in goldsmithery and jewelry. The numerous drawings representing creations intended for artisans testify to this. "You have multiple boards of the 19th century. These are somehow the notebooks of the trends of the time. This gave lots of ideas to the jewelers to develop their own jewelry" reports Geoffray Riondet.

Contemporary art and

jewelry has these works of the past mingle contemporary works like the skeletons of photographer Paul Koudouranis sublimated by jewelry. Visitors are also invited to discover the work of the painter Camille Boileau created, in 2021, during a residence at the Printing Museum. Works, carried out in collaboration with the serigraph Olivier Bral, which echo the brilliance of the gems. "These iridescent glacis of pigments can be seen at different angles and modify the image, in the same way, that a precious stone" explains Camille Boileau. A scenography designed with students in space design of the National School of Fine Arts in Lyon accompanies the creations of this young artist.

Jewelry Exhibition Jewelry, Museum of Printing and Graphic Communication, 13 rue de la Poulaillerie 69002 Lyon, Wednesday to Sunday from 10:30 am to 6:00 pm, until February 19, 2023

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