Jewels in Art
A fascinating research on the symbolism attributed to precious stones and jewels through the analysis of Great Masters’ Paintings. Famous portraits, outstanding jewellery and rare documents in a fully illustrated and precious Art book. The world of Art is an extraordinary source of research in analysing both sacred and profane paintings. The symbolic importance of jewellery is examined through famous portraits by Rafael, Titian, Leonardo da Vinci, Caravaggio… to rare documents from the Vatican Secret Archives. A fascinating and intriguing history of the “power of gems” throughout the centuries.