French Maison Chaumet is presenting its new exhibition, Botanical, at the Beaux-Arts de Paris until September 4. The exhibition proposes a striking dialogue between the Maison’s exceptional jewelry creations and a botanical vision that resonates with all forms of art, creating an immersive experience that recounts the beauty of plants across 7,000 years of art.
Celebrating nature in art, the Botanical exhibition features nearly 400 artworks – paintings, sculptures, textiles, photographs and furniture – alongside a hundred jewelry pieces from Chaumet and other jewelers. Scientific works and creations by botanists and artists combine for a discovery of the extraordinary beauty of nature. Maria Merian and Émile Gallé are joined by Delacroix, Arcimboldo and Monet, as well as Redouté, Eva Jospin, Le Corbusier and Anna Atkins. To curate the exhibition, Chaumet called on Marc Jeanson, botanical director of the Jardin Majorelle in Marrakech.
The unique selection of works celebrating nature transcends chronology, mixing primitive objects and contemporary takes, for this exhibition, more than 70 museums, foundations, galleries and private collectors have loaned works: such as the Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Orsay and Louvre museums, Institut de France, Victoria and Albert Museum, Pistoia Musei, also Musée de l’École de Nancy, Kew Royal Botanical Gardens, Hamburger Kunsthalle and Albion Art Collection in Tokyo, to name but a few.
Nature and botanical motifs figure at the heart of Chaumet’s heritage. The exhibition fuses jewelry-making savoir-faire and art history in the exceptional setting of the Beaux-Arts de Paris. Chaumet has enjoyed a special relationship with the school for many years and has provided funding for the ‘Dessin Extra Large’ chair since its creation in 2020.
The Chaumet Botanical exhibition is open to the public by reservation from Wednesday through Sunday, 12pm-8pm. More information come into the beautiful world of Chaumet.