Vacheron Constantin Metiers d'art tribute to the Art of dance

posted on 07 Jul 2014 16:40 by gavinbath
The Genevan manufacture Vacheron Constantin has presented a series of timepieces - unveiled on the occasion of the tercentenary of the school French dance - she the secret. Three unique pieces in white gold with boxes in white gold (40 mm) with a caliber manufacture and a great fire translucent enamel and enamel dial grisaille paying tribute to art and culture. Sumptuous.

The tercentenary of the Ecole Française de Danse, Vacheron Constantin has now unveiled the first three unique pieces from her new collection trades of Art tribute to the Art of dance. These creations, derived from the workshops of the manufacture, revisit the ancestral technique of enamel grisaille great fire to highlight the art of classical ballet through several chefs-d ' works of Edgar Degas.

By becoming patron of the Opera National de Paris in 2007, Vacheron Constantin has offered craft traditions of the artistic crafts of the Replica Rolex watchmaking scene of privileged inspiration. This partnership, which brings together the time, art and culture, celebrates the values on which brand has been built since its inception in 1755: creativity, openness to the world, sharing the passion but also the transmission of knowledge and the quest for excellence.

The ballet in particular, opera in general, are universe where man, his talent and his personality crowns the choreography. The Genevan House share with the Opera National de Paris art accuracy, renewal and wonder. An art whose mastery, both technical and aesthetic, is orchestrated by a multitude of men and women, and as many trades. In watchmaking as in the world of dance, the performance is indeed a human, rich history of encounters and perpetuated and shared know-how. Time cannot have any influence on these trades with the requirement and the challenge are crystallized by the increasing sophistication, boldness and passion.

In the tradition of the series inspired by the Marc Chagall mural that adorns the ceiling of the Palais Garnier, Vacheron Constantin is today a new demonstration of know-how and mastery of the most ancient decorative arts.

The first three unique pieces from the new collection trades of Art tribute to the Art of dance were presented during the evening gala of the tercentenary of the Ecole Française de Danse, April 15, 2014 at the Palais Garnier. They reinterpret certain works of Edgar Degas - and his ability to capture the grace and the gesture of a ballerina-by the age-old technique of painting in enamel grisaille Grand fire.

These talents are emerging at the discretion of subtly controlled shades of enamel grisaille Grand Feu, whose technique is today controlled by some craftsmen. Entirely made in the workshops of the manufacture, the dials compete finesse and timeless elegance.

In a case of white gold, expensive ballerinas to Degas evolve gracefully under the round of needles. Three tables have served as inspiration to master enameller: Opera ballet room, rue Pelletier, oil painted in 1874 and exhibited at the Audemars piguet replica Musee d'Orsay (Paris, France); Ballet rehearsal, oil painted in 1873 and exhibited at the Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, USA); and two dancers on stage, oil of 1874 and exposed to the Courtauld Gallery (London, Great Britain). Selected by the enameller after a lengthy research on the expression of dancers, these paintings depict three highlights of the life of the Ballerina: learning, training, and the performance on stage.

The fineness of the grisaille enamel paint great fire reveals the smallest details of the characters: the slightest kink of tutus, lace their cleavage, the smoothness of the Ribbon which surrounds the neck, the petals of the flowers in their hair, the transparency of the tulle and chiffon... The dancers evolve on a wood floor where emerge in their shadows and reflected light. Like Degas, the master enameller of Vacheron Constantin reinterprets the moment, gesture, attitude and the perspective that - played on the chiaroscuro - anchor the scene in reality.

So, usually, the grisaille enamel is applied on a black enamel, the architect of the House has chosen to work on a basis of brown translucent enamel which allows it to increase the relief while bringing the sweetness in table. After you apply this base, the enameller will remove spikes of white Limoges he stretch thoroughly using needles, extremely thin brushes and even spines of cactus to degrade the shade and play on the pigments.

Today very rare, white of Limoges is a very fine powder, mixed with oils. The challenge lies in the material itself, very difficult to work with, which requires on the part of the craftsman almost intuitive sensitivity. Each layer requires a transition to the oven set to the second. During the visit to the great fire, enamels change, intensify, retract. The experience of the enameller then plays an essential role. Oven times must be carefully calculated depending on the type and the amount of applied material and their duration is part of the secrets of the artist's Studio. It thus manages to juggle a range very extent of gray that are ideally suited to the art of the portrait: evidenced by the finesse of the expression of the faces.

edit @ 8 Jul 2014 10:14:29 by gavinbath