Brooch

  • Pavel Opocensky, Brooch, 1980-1999, corian, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Zack Peabody, 2000.62.12A-C

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In these brooches Pavel Opocensky explores the properties of fabricated Corian, a dense, opaque material he extensively works into delicate, transparent jewelry. The artist’s minimalist approach to design reveals his fascination with “forms that reflect the inner harmony of an underlying geometry, both as they exist in space and as they relate to the human body.”

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“The brooches . . . do not conform to the human figure but are meant to be displayed on it, using the torso as an armature.” Ursula Ilse Neuman, Curator, quoted in Metalsmith, 2002

Title
Brooch
Artists
Date
1980-1999
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
overall: 1 1/4 x 4 3/4 x 3/4 in. (3.3 x 12.0 x 1.9 cm)
part A (brooch): 1 1/4 x 4 1/2 x 1/2 in. (3.3 x 11.4 x 1.2 cm)
part B (clasp): 1/4 x 3/8 in. (.7 x 1.0 cm) diam.
part C (clasp): 1/4 x 3/8 in. (.7 x 1.0 cm) diam.
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Zack Peabody

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Classifications
Object Number
2000.62.12A-C
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