Laura Lan, a famous Chinese and Chinese critic of clocks and jewellery, the main author of ‘Large in Uppercase’, also specializes in the appreciation of mechanical watches. . Established ‘Attractive Studio’ to engage in professional copywriting, consulting, and lectures. We cannot ignore the existence of this earth, not just human beings. From ancient times to today, animals have always played an important role in the advancement of our lives, culture and civilization. Human ignorance and demandlessness were foreshadowed in the Old Testament stories of the Bible. When I was reading Bible stories as a child, my favorite stories in addition to the ‘Five Loaves and Two Fish’ story (New Testament) are ‘Noah’s Ark.’ The story of Noah’s Ark is that Jehovah sees people on the earth doing nothing evil. He was so annoyed that he decided to restore the order of the earth by the flood. Jehovah also chose Noah, the so-called ‘perfect man,’ on the ground at the time. The birds and beasts were loaded into a large ship made by his designated Noah, and after 40 days, the flood from the heavy rain receded and returned to the ground to continue living. ‘The Entry of the Animals into Noah’s Ark’ painted by Belgian painter Jan Brueghel. In this way, the myth story that the gods descended the water and then evacuated the animals by man-made boats has actually existed in every ancient civilization. The story of Noah’s Ark is also mentioned in the Quran. And in many Western and Central Asian paintings, there have been many works describing this event that has always existed in people’s imagination. According to the text of the Old Testament, Jehovah confessed that Noah was going to have flesh and flesh other than human beings. For example, animals, birds, and beasts were brought into the ship in pairs. Clean animals brought seven males and seven females, and unclean animals brought one male and one female, but it seems that Jehovah trusts Noah to discern the so-called cleanliness. With unclean animals. Van Cleef & Arpels created a series of animal jewelry works under the theme of Noah’s Ark. KOALAS brooch, white gold, yellow gold, round and baguette-cut diamonds, onyx, cabochon-cut emeralds and sapphires. Kangaroo brooch, yellow gold, diamonds, cabochon-cut black spinel. Raccoon brooch, white gold, rose gold, diamonds, onyx, manganese and pink tourmaline. No one was able to investigate how many animals Noah had brought with him, or which animals he brought with him, but one animal played an important role in this story: the pigeon. After 40 days and nights of heavy rain and flood, Noah released a pigeon to look for the land, and the pigeon returned an olive leaf, so Noah knew that he had to wait a few days. After the second release of the pigeon, the pigeon stopped flying. Back, it means that everyone can disembark. Jehovah also hung a rainbow in the sky to indicate that everything can be reborn, and Noah and the animals can disembark. So the dove symbolizes the meaning of ‘peace and hope’ in many cultures, especially in western culture. Pigeon brooch from Van Cleef & Arpels Noah’s Ark collection. Watching these animal-shaped jewels is a strange enjoyment. We are too ignorant about the animal world. We can only observe and interpret them from each other. Through this observation and artistic interpretation, the wonders that animals give us are so wonderful. . In the world of jewelry, every jewelry brand uses its own method to interpret the meaning and image of animals to human beings, and Van Cleef & Arpels always conveys a delicate and gentle meaning of peace, even if it is a lion. Under the interpretation of Van Cleef & Arpels, all the beasts are cartoon and friendly. Van Cleef & Arpels once created a lion pin. In many ancient paintings depicting the story of Noah’s Ark, elephants appear invariably. This giant mammal, which only appears in Asia and Africa, has been placed in the Western mythology in Western painting. It is depicted in the story. Van Cleef & Arpels used lapis lazuli and malachite with diamonds to outline the elephant’s head and head up with simple but detailed lines. Are the giant elephants walking into the ark happy or panic? Elephant brooch in the theme of Van Cleef & Arpels Noah’s Ark. At least under Van Cleef & Arpels’s creative ideas, the paired animals are moving in a quiet and joyful mood. They are not alone, they are God’s choices and they go to destiny with their companions. The other end. In this series, some of my favorite pairs of animal brooches are: a pair of deer made of serpentine wood and zirconium agate, surrounded by yellow corundum and orange aluminous garnet, rhythm and quiet are in this pair of deer The body is agile; the antelopes created by granite, emerald, and onyx depend on each other, not only because the antelope is a classic design that Van Cleef & Arpels has often used in animal jewelry creation for decades, but also because of the gesture of the antelope, it seems The impending flood will not affect the immortality of the world. A pair of deer brooches in snake wood. Antelope brooch based on granite. Sea lion brooch from Van Cleef & Arpels Noah’s Ark collection. The story of Noah’s Ark may foreshadow the harm caused by human ignorance to the earth, but also highlights the innocence and indisputability of the animals that live with us on this earth, in the immersive scene design of the famous stage installation master Robert Wilson In the thunder and lightning, the sound of rain, and the dark environment, we experienced rebirth and hope. We also saw the true meaning of life from the lovely jewelry animals of Van Cleef & Arpels, not created in destruction, but reborn in retention. It is to keep love and hope in all dangers forever. ‘Don Noah’s Ark meets Van Cleef & Arpels’ art installation experience site. The creation of people using animals as jewelry and ornaments has existed since ancient civilizations. The Romans began to use snake-shaped gold armbands to express their identity and status in the centuries before BC. Li’s contemporary interpretation has also become a kind of seductive and bold work. Regarding the creation of snakes, no one can match Bvlgari’s creativity. This scary creature is transformed into a jewelry show with a strong charm, achieving the most beautiful balance between realism and freehand. In the ‘Bulgari Spirit Snake Legend Exhibition’ in Chengdu Museum, we can see the various respects and artistic interpretations of snakes and creatures from ancient Chinese and Western civilizations, and we can see more comprehensively how Bulgari displays the snake-like gesture of Sona. , How to grasp the powerful force between mysterious boldness and fascinating charm. Bulgari’s ‘Spirit of the Snake’ exhibition at the Chengdu Museum. One of the most interesting exhibits is the Serpenti bracelet watch from 1955. Hundreds of gold fine beads are covered on the elastic bracelet. The snake tail and diamond snake capital are wonderful and detailed. This is from a Bulgari VIP For custom-made styles, Bvlgari uses a magical GoldSmith process to create a clever bracelet that can move every gold bead. To this day, I still think that Bvlgari is less in jewelry metalwork. Some people can surpass the brand. In 2018, the same design was reproduced in Bulgari’s high-end jewelry series. Today, few brands have done more research and creation on metalworking. Bulgari studied ancient Rome on metalworking. He is good at his own unique aesthetics and creativity, and only concentrates on the creation of jewelry in this animal form, and has become one of the master brands. Bvlgari is good at creating snake-shaped jewelry, jewelry, watches and more. Although the deep meanings and views of animals in Eastern and Western cultures are different, they also have an interactive effect in cultural exchanges. Cartier’s ‘Beyond the Boundary’ exhibition at the Beijing Palace Museum. Although there are hundreds of exhibits, I am surprised by the jewelry, ornaments and clocks created by Cartier in the late 1920s. Cartier made a brooch of Ssangyong in the 1920s. Retrograde carp clock, made by Cartier in 1925. Turtle clock, made by Cartier in 1928. Among them, the beast bracelet is most obviously influenced by the design of the ancient gold beast bracelet in ancient China. The beast bracelet created with jade, emerald, coral, agate and other materials is even more in the Art Deco era. The western countries express their desire for the Eastern world. They use a special eye to see the mysterious China, and then use their own design language to interpret Cartier’s style. Cartier’s Swiss Beast Bracelet (above), designed in 1928, should be from the ancient Chinese gold Swiss Beast Bracelet (below). Cartier describes most of the warm atmosphere of animals, flamingos, love birds, leopards and peacocks. In the world of jewelry, Cartier always seems to be so ‘reasonable’ domineering, the rich stack of gems and the design of wild lines, Cartier has its own unique animal world. Flamingo brooch, Cartier, 1940. In the ongoing exhibition of ‘Hejia Village Unearthed Cultural Relics’ in the Shaanxi Museum, I saw a gold-plated double-fox-pattern double-peach-shaped silver plate. Maybe Liaozhai has seen too much. I always think that the fox is a less decent animal. It can be recorded in the ‘Chao Ye Xun Zai’ in ‘Tai Ping Guang Ji’ of the Tang Dynasty: ‘Since the beginning of the Tang Dynasty, people have been affixed with fox gods, and sacrificed to beggars in their houses …’, I was surprised at the fox in the Tang Dynasty. It has the meanings of ‘blessing, suppressing evil, and benefiting from longevity.’ Unearthed cultural relics from the Tang Dynasty cellar in Hejiacun: gilt gold double fox pattern double peach-shaped silver plate. The craftsmanship from the Western Regions combined with China’s unique symbolic symbols, exquisite engraving, polishing and gold-making crafts make the pair of golden foxes looking up and down looking peaceful and happy. This reminds me of a small fox brooch seen in Van Cleef & Arpels’s IFC store in Shanghai. It is so petite and shy, like the one who really understands the so-called true love in the novel The Little Prince but cannot get a small one. The fox tamed by the prince. Van Cleef & Arpels fox brooch. In the creation of jewelry, we saw the exquisite craftsmanship, and also interpreted the fascination of various cultures, especially in the depiction of animal themes, all kinds of allegorical support and symbols, and the artistic character of animals in a simple but vivid way. The animal world brings us wisdom far beyond our imagination, and the animals created by jewelry also bring us deeper magical flavor. When Noah’s Ark met Van Cleef & Arpels [Exhibition location] Shanghai Contemporary Art Museum Hall 1 [Address] 200 Huayuangang Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai [Opening time] Every Tuesday to Sunday 11: 00 ~ 19: 00 (Admission is closed at 18:00) [Exhibition period] May 28, 2019 ~ July 12, 2019 Cartier • Palace Museum Craft and Restoration Special Exhibition Outside the Boundary [Exhibition Location] Beijing Palace Museum Wumen Exhibition Hall [ Opening time] 8: 30 ~ 17: 00 (Admission is closed at 16:10) [Exhibition period] June 1, 2019-July 31, 2019 SerpentiForm The Legend of the Bulgari Spirit Snake [Exhibition location] Chengdu Museum [Address] No. 1 Xiaohe Street, Qingyang District, Chengdu, Sichuan (west of Tianfu Square) [opening time] Every Tuesday to Sunday 9: 00-20: 30, stop after 19:30 Pavilion [Exhibition Period] April 30, 2019-August 25, 2019 ▼ Join the Loquat circle of friends ▼ Search for daxiedeluola Loquat micro-signal, enter the circle of Loquat’s circle of friends to communicate directly, and have the opportunity to join the loquat circle of friends and Fans chat about the topic of watch life.