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Cartier: in the footsteps of a style that has become a signature

2021-10-20T19:58:54.909Z

The Musée des arts déco, in Paris, confirms the influence of the Islamic arts on the creations and the vocabulary of the Cartier house for a century.



Good exhibitions are always the result of investigation.

Are they not, moreover, orchestrated by "commissioners"?

The four curators of this retrospective have thus tracked down the evidence, followed leads that have confirmed or invalidated their research.

And finally take the visitor on a journey through time and the Orient in the footsteps of what the current Cartier teams foresaw but had not yet had the opportunity to demonstrate: the influence of the arts of Islam. on the creations and the vocabulary of the house for a century.

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i the Cartier archives are made up of a very rich graphic background, plaster casts, but also an important photographic collection supplemented by registers, (…) they nevertheless hold an element of mystery and unknown, waiting to be revealed by whoever wants to linger there ”

, underlines the director of the archives, Violette Petit, in the preamble of the catalog of

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Source: lefigaro

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