Butterflies brooch (numbered)

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This is the 125th year of birth of M.C. Escher (1898-1972). Kunstmuseum Den Haag and Escher in Het Paleis own the largest Escher collection in the world and are celebrating this anniversary year with various exhibitions.

To celebrate this, Michael Barnaart has designed a small collection in collaboration with the museums. The Butterflies brooch is a nod to the 1950 work ‘Vlinders’ by M.C. Escher. Michael has translated that into geometric butterflies. The golden butterfly is central and around it, butterflies try to free themselves from the tessellation, creating a dynamic image.

The collection is also available in the museum shops of the Kunstmuseum Den Haag and Escher in Het Paleis.

Each enamel brooch is engraved and numbered, which also makes it a unique collector’s item. Butterflies is accompanied by a beautiful storage box.

Strong images from both high and popular culture play an important role in the design of the brooches. By simplifying and abstracting shapes, a powerful and iconic image is created. The geometric compositions fit into the design tradition of Dutch design.

Size broche: 45 mm x 60 mm
Material: metal
Closure: two pin closures

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