‘The best blacksmith’. As joias de José Aurélio


I feel like quoting Dante referring to the poet Arnaut Daniel (1150-1210) when going through this exhibition of jewels by José Aurélio (b. 1938), the artist, the artisan and, always, the inventor, continually searching for a greater adequacy between the intelligence of the working hand and the imagination of the inventive mind, in the creation of sculptor’s jewelry through all kinds of materials. Thus, in each piece vibrates not only a communicative and symbolic intention but also the know-how based on the discovery of each material, a discovery that is, I repeat, always invention.

Jewelry, like sculpture, is related to space, but it has a special space where the body or its parts are installed: the hand, the finger, the ear, the neck, the chest, the waist and, in addition to the body, the fact that wears it or… undresses it—let us remember here the “sound jewels” that Baudelaire invoked for a beloved body.


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