Olympia Necklace

Olympia Necklace

Orsay Museum Jewellery Collection

This pendant is inspired by the work L'Oympia, painted by Edouard Manet (1832-1883) in 1863. In the painting, Monet's favourite model, Victorine Meurent, wears this baroque pearl drop on a black velvet ribbon around her neck.

Hung in the hollow of her neck like a good-luck charm, the pendant highlights the model's luminous fair complexion.

€45 €40
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Museum :
Musée d'Orsay
Materials :
Brass, Glass
Matière de l'article :
Etain doré et perles de verre
Model dimensions :
4.5 cm x 1.6 cm
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Museum of Conservation :
Author :
Edouard Manet

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Edouard Manet (1832-1883)

Major French painter and engraver of the late 19th century. A precursor of modern painting, which he freed from academism, Édouard Manet is wrongly considered to be one of the fathers of Impressionism: he differs from it in that he is concerned about reality and makes little or no use of the new techniques of colour and the particular treatment of light.