Jewels Inspired by Nature. ILGIZ F.
The Moscow Kremlin Museums present the exhibition “Jewels Inspired by Nature. Ilgiz F.” On display are masterpieces by Ilgiz Fazulzyanov, contemporary Russian jeweler.
The artistic vividness of artworks by Ilgiz Fazulzyanov created with the help of “hot enamel” technique is close to the expression of paintings. International experts compare the complexity of technique and artistic quality of the designer’s pieces with the best creations by French Art Nouveau artists, such as René Jules Lalique and Georges Fouquet. Ilgiz Fazulzyanov is one of a few jewelers in the world using various classical techniques of “hot enamel”. Perfect technical virtuosity allows Ilgiz Fazulzyanov to create jewellery pieces of exceptional beauty and colour palette.
On display are artworks of the period from 1996 to 2016 comprising both the artist’s early and modern pieces. A series of the latter ones are renowned masterpieces. Along with the jewels the display includes drawings and sketches aimed to enrich the impression of the artist’s work and to have a glance at his workshop. The visitors will have a chance to get acquainted with the new unique brand for enamel dials created for The Swiss Watchmaker BOVET 1822. The exhibition in the Assumption Belfry will present a ladies timepiece inspired by nature as well as a men’s timepiece from “The Horsemen of the Apocalypse” collection.
“Art taught me to be concentrated and attentive to details, because the world around us is incredibly rich. We only need a desire to look at it closely”, says Ilgiz Fazulzyanov. “Is there anything more beautiful than nature? At first glance it could seem easy to replicate a flower or a dragonfly. Yet, to make an exact copy and to repeat all the veins on a dragonfly’s wing doesn’t mean to express its nature, flutter, delicacy and grace.”
In 2011 and 2013 Ilgiz Fazulzyanov was honoured with the highest award at the International Jewellery Design Excellence Award Competition in Hong Kong for the pendant “Bullfinches” and later for the set of earrings and ring “Butterflies”. These works are absolute highlights of the exhibition. The elegant set made with wonderful dark pearls faceted by the award winning gemstone cutter Victor Tuzlukov currently is a part of the Moscow Kremlin Museums’ collection. Moreover, on display will be the provocative necklace “Crows”, which got the grand prix at the 2014 Gohran competition. The Moscow Kremlin Museums’ collection of modern jewellery comprises over 2 thousand artworks. Five of them are pieces by Ilgiz Fazulzyanov. The major part of his artworks belongs to private collections in Russia, Italy, France, Great Britain, Japan, the United States of America and other countries.