With the work ‘La danse des Voiles’, Picasso served as inspiration for this bracelet from nylon powder. 1907 was a productive year for Picasso, but two pieces of work particularly stand out from that year. The first was ‘Les demoiselles d'Avignon’ from which it is said that the origins of modern art began. Picasso had enormous influence from African masks and he worked with the geometric forms he saw in them. With ‘La danse des voiles’ (French for veil dance), he used the elements from ‘Les Demoiselles d'Avignon’ and then went a step further using contours to further emphasize the geometric form.
This bracelet lifts the female ‘out the painting’ with the contours crossing and curving in the oval shape of the bracelet. You can see the detail of her arm beside her head, her breasts and passing to her waist, hips and upper and lower legs through to the other side of the wrist. It is a striking bracelet, not only because of the 3D printer, but also the way in which the shapes are contoured without the female shape being immediately visible, as well as the great story behind it. The impressive ‘La danse des voiles’ is also on display at the Hermitage in St. Petersburg.
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