The complete collection of Mattioli dedicated to the Renaissance painter Arcimboldo, famous for his still lifes of vegetables and fruits that form faces ♦
After Autumn comes Autumn and then Winter. It is obvious, but for Mattioli the four seasons are those of the famous allegories of the Renaissance painter Arcimboldo. Here is the inspiration for the homonymous collection presented in 2015, but gradually enriched. They are jewels with a complex structure: instead of fruit, flowers, leaves and knotty woods, in this case they are precious and semiprecious stones with different cuts and color combinations to define the face.
It is a highly crafted miniature work, with a citrine navette and a black cabochon opal that serve, for example, to draw the nose or the eye, while the cool shades of sky blue topazes, swiss and london together with milky quartz give the idea of cold. Spring has completed the quartet. The company from Turin also presented a set of Arcimboldini which includes pendant, earrings and ring decorated with small baskets of flowers and fruit: rubies, quartz, tourmaline, opal and amethyst cabochon cut, framed by emerald and peridot leaves, mounted in gold yellow, pink and white give life to the jewels. Giulia Netrese