Texts by Diana Vreeland
1976 / 156 PAGES.
Language: Text in English and French
The personality and works of this brilliant artist are presented via a reconstruction of his activity with a focus on jewellery – a field in which he made history.
Schlumberger loved the bizarre. An elephant’s head with ivory tusks, adorned with turquoise, diamonds and rubies. A unicorn – the most magical of all fantasies – with a diamond-encrusted horn. And then iridescent pearls, coral, a diamond jellyfish, an imaginary world through the woods and the sea. The pages of this volume convey the extent of Schlumberger’s imagination, which borders on the dreamlike, as well as his appreciation of light and colours taken from the natural world. The term “metaphysical” is rarely associated the world of jewellery, but it is eminently suitable to Schlumberger’s creations, which capture the essence of reality.