This spring the Moscow Kremlin Museums present the unbelievably beautiful exhibition “Jewels Inspired by Nature. Ilgiz F.”. On display are masterpieces by Ilgiz Fazulzyanov, contemporary Russian jeweler. 

On display are artworks of the period from 1996 to 2016 comprising both the artist’s first student works and the widely recognized masterpieces. The works of Ilgiz Fazulzyanov are delicate and captivating. International experts compare the complexity of technique and artistic quality of the designer’s pieces with the best creations by French Art Nouveau artists, such as René Jules Lalique and Georges Fouquet. Along with the jewels the display includes the new unique brand for enamel dials created for The Swiss Watchmaker BOVET 1822, as well as drawings, sketches and videos aimed to enrich the impression of the artist’s work and to have a glance at his workshop. Ilgiz Fazulzyanov is one of a few jewelers in the world using various classical techniques of “hot enamel” which allow the artist to create jewellery pieces of exceptional beauty and colour palette.

To me, the works of Ilgiz Fazulzyanov are not only about the exquisite enamel jewellery and unique techniques. They also keep some tender nostalgic memories of childhood when your biggest treasures were those fluffy violet flowers of burdock and a shiny chestnut found in a pile of leaves, moonstone shine of a river dragonfly and aromatic village irises covered with the raindrops after a summer rain.

“Art taught me to be concentrated and attentive to details, because the world around us is incredibly rich. We only need a desire to look at it closely”, says Ilgiz Fazulzyanov. “Is there anything more beautiful than nature? At first glance it could seem easy to replicate a flower or a dragonfly. Yet, to make an exact copy and to repeat all the veins on a dragonfly’s wing doesn’t mean to express its nature, flutter, delicacy and grace.”

Драгоценности, вдохновлённые природой. Ильгиз Ф.BRACELET “BINDWEEDS”
Kazan, 1996
Silver, lapis lazuli; forging, engraving, oxidation
Private collection, Kazan

Драгоценности, вдохновлённые природой. Ильгиз Ф.BRACELET “IRISES BY A POND”
Moscow, 2013
Gold, diamonds, topazes, hot enamel; lost wax casting, sawing, champlevé enamel, patination
Private collection, Moscow
Драгоценности, вдохновлённые природой. Ильгиз Ф.EARRINGS “IRISES. AFTER THE RAIN”
Moscow, 2003
Gold, diamonds, hot enamel; sawing, champlevé enamel
Private collection, Moscow

Драгоценности, вдохновлённые природой. Ильгиз Ф.

RING “CHESTNUT”
Moscow, 2008
Gold, rubellite, hot enamel; lost wax casting, sawing, champlevé enamel, plique-à-jour enamel
Private collection, Moscow

Драгоценности, вдохновлённые природой. Ильгиз Ф.BRACELET “BULLFINCHES”
Moscow, 2012
Gold, diamonds, sapphires, hot enamel; lost wax casting, sawing, mounting, champlevé enamel, basse-taille enamel, painted enamel, enamel etching, rhodium-plating
Private collection, MoscowДрагоценности, вдохновлённые природой. Ильгиз Ф.

NECKLACE “PEACOCK”
Moscow, 2015
Gold, silver, diamonds, sapphires, emeralds, hot enamel; lost wax casting, chasing, basse-taille enamel, champlevé enamel, painted enamel, rhodium-plating
Private collection, Moscow

Драгоценности, вдохновлённые природой. Ильгиз Ф.BRACELET
Kazan, 1996
Gold, chrome-diopsides, demantoids; sawing, forging, mounting, engraving
Private collection, Kazan
Драгоценности, вдохновлённые природой. Ильгиз Ф.

NECKLACE “MAGPIES”
Moscow, 2016
Gold, rubies, diamonds, hot enamel; lost wax casting, sawing, mounting, chasing, basse-taille enamel, champlevé enamel, plique-a-jour enamel, painted enamel, rhodium-plating
Private collection, Moscow

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PENDANT “SEAGULLS”
Gold, diamonds, painted enamel, rhodium-plating.

Official page: “Jewels Inspired by Nature. Ilgiz F.”
When: 01 APRIL – 31 JULY 2016; from 10:00 to 17:00 daily, except Thursday.
Where: Exhibition Hall of the Assumption Belfry, Kremlin.
Tickets: 500 rub – visiting the exhibition with the ticket to the architectural ensemble of the Cathedral square.

All the pictures are taken from Moscow Kremlin Museums web site.

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