Gold Brooch

Baines, R 2008, Gold Brooch, (Creative Work : Visual art).


Document type: Creative Work
Collection: Creative Works

Title Gold Brooch
Author(s) Baines, R
Year 2008
Type of work Visual art
Outlet Friedrich Becker Preis Gesellschaft für Goldschmiedekunst e.V., Association of Goldsmith's Art,Hanau Germany
Dates 03/06/2008 to 29/06/2008
Medium Gold
Summary "Many museums throughout the world consider themselves fortunate to number one of the artist's works amongst their collection. Museums and galleries in the United States, New Zealand, Italy and Germany repeatedly devote solo exhibitions to Robert Baines. Robert Baines has published the results of his scientific research in books and papers; he has received repeated invitations to speak at symposia and conferences. Alongside in the prize-winning work by Robert Baines and the two marks of recognition, selected works from the competition by the following artists were also presented at the Goethe Museum: Michael Becker, Munich - Tanya Becker-Mohr, Aitrang - Franz-Joseph Bette, Hanau - Andreas Decker, Hildesheim - Ewa Doerenkamp, Frankfurt - Sam Tho Duong, Pforzheim - Petr Dvorak, Vienna - Christiane Förster, Kaufbeuren - Simone Giesen, Soest - Justus Gröning, Seligenstadt - Mari Ishikawa, Munich - Jiro Kamata, Munich - Rui Kikuchi, Osaka - Peter Schmid, Konstanz - Renate Schmid, Augsburg - Heidi Schulze-Merian, Bonn - Oliver Smith, Rozelle (Australia) - Martina Tornow, Rodenbach - Lilli Veers, Lüneburg - Elke Wolf, Mainz. The exhibition can be seen at Deutsches Goldschmiedehaus in Hanau from June 03 - 29. Statement of the Jury in an intensive, two-day examination of the objects submitted by competition participants the jury voted unanimously for the work of Robert Baines whose name was first made known after the jury had made its choice. The reason this decision was unanimous was due both to the high quality of handcrafting and the impressive artistic quality. The idea of treating jewelry as an architectonic landmark, giving it a visual rhetoric by means of a deconstructive form shows that jewelry can have an indpendent, self confident role in the 21st century as well. it was for me the most convincing entry in the competition."" Robert Baines' Gold Brooch won the prestigious Friedrich Becker Prize 2008 which includes a 5,000 Euro prize made available by the private foundation of Hildegard Becker, Düsseldorf, and determined by peer review through the Association of Goldsmith's Art.

Gold and silversmiths and jewellery and metal designers were invited to submit their work in precious metals supplemented by precious stones, pearls, synthetic stones and glass and 131 artists from 18 nations did.

The jury, Prof Dr Florian Hufnagl, (Director, Neue Sammlung Collection, Staatliches Museum für Angewandte Kunst Design in Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich), Klaus Jürgen Maack, (ERCO Leuchten, Lüdenscheid) and Susanne Veltins, Brauerei C. & A. Veltins) said independent design executed in the highest quality was an important criterion.

Baines was recognised as an internationally acclaimed gold and silversmith, art historian and archaeologist who researches ancient goldsmith's techniques and reinterprets the traditions of the goldsmith's art as the recipient of the award.
His construction of new forms of gold and silver jewellery was illustrated in his submission, Gold Brooch. In this work Baines uses his extensive research to reinterpret the goldsmith's art. His highly intricate items of jewellery and little objects draw their effect from their baroque sumptuousness which he achieves through his adroit reinterpretation of traditional techniques in combination with structural composition."
Subject Visual Arts and Crafts not elsewhere classified
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