19 February 2018

Gouaches by Dael&Grau at La Piscine

The draft drawings exhibited by this northern French jeweler, Dael&Grau, were completed between 1900 and 1960. Discovered in cardboard boxes during a house move, most of them are gouache on tracing paper, Canson paper or rhodoïd paper. “This technique is unique to jewelry, explains Sylvette Botella-Gaudichon, the exhibition curator. Textiles, for example, tend to opt for chalk or colored pencil.” Because of the creamy texture of gouache, lines can be drawn with extreme precision, as these 1:1 scale drawings are used above all to guide the creation of jewelry.

« Gouachés, un art unique et ignoré » until April 1st 2018 at La Piscine, Roubaix

  • La Piscine

  • Dael&Grau collection - Sketch for a necklace - Gouache on tracing paper, ca 1950

  • Dael&Grau collection - Sketch for a ring - Gouache and pencil on cardboard, ca 1940

  • "Les gouachés, un art unique et ignoré" at La Piscine

  • Dael&Grau collection - Sketch for a brooch - Gouache on Rhodoïd paper, ca 1920

  • Dael&Grau collection - Sketch for a bracelet - Gouache and pencil on tracing paper, ca 1930

  • Dael&Grau collection - Sketch for a brooch - Gouache and pencil on paper, 1950

  • Dael&Grau collection - Sketch for a transformable brooch in double lapel clips - Gouache on tracing paper, ca 1950

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