Exhibition in exhibition - Marie Mlynářová

Marie Mlynářová (25. 7. 1943, Jaroměř - 11. 1. 1985, Praha)

The sculptor and jewellery designer Marie Mlynářová is one of the leading authors of Czech studio jewellery of the second half of the 20th century with her rich and clearly profiled work. After studying at the Secondary School of Applied Arts for Glassmaking in Železný Brod, she continued her studies at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague in the Metal and Jewellery Studio under the guidance of Professor Jan Nušl. Her series of fine abstract jewellery was inspired by contemporary technology, details of spaceships and lunar modules with unique use of kinetic elements. She won a gold medal for them at the Jewellery Exhibition Jablonec ´65. In the 1970s she continued to draw on the morphology of structural abstraction, which she presented in her expressively strong jewellery, this was awarded a gold medal at the International Jewellery Exhibition Jablonec ´71, where she also participated in a jewellery symposium.  She created those from cast silver, pewter and bronze in combination with glass or stones, which in their complex structures and irregular shapes mirrored the artist's inner feelings. In the 1980s, she dealt  with her later work of silver necklaces, bracelets and rings set with large precious stones in a vegetal morphology, mainly as body ornament. Despite her untimely death, Marie Mlynářová left an indelible mark on Czech modern studio jewellery.

The exhibition will last until February 2, 2024 and is located in a permanent Jewellery exposition.


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