Art can make people swoon, and a single shocking image can enrage people to take action. Art can evoke every kind of emotion in us. Many times we find ourselves passing by beautiful pieces of artwork and even with just a short glance, the visual impact leads us to a journey of endless thoughts.
These thoughts are created by our mind based on our very own experiences in life. What makes them so special is how personal they are, no one can create or copy your thoughts.
To us at MYKU, stones symbolize the art of nature. Formed over thousands of years, semi-precious gemstones like Malachite and Lapis Lazuli develop their unique colors, patterns and characteristics. The transformations are by chance and natural, depending on the surrounding conditions, creating truly unique stones which are incredibly beautiful.
We carefully source and select our natural stones, featuring unique colors and patterns. Over the last year, we have noticed that the stones often make us think of man-made pieces of art.
In today’s feature, we are sharing some of the parallels between MYKU’s stones and artworks, based on the stories told by our friends of MYKU. Look closely and let us know if you share our thoughts or share your own personal ideas with us.
Over dinner in Milan the other week, a friend pointed out how much the Lapis Lazuli dial reminds her of Claude Monet’s Impressionist paintings of the Lily pond at the garden of Giverny, the place where Monet used to paint. Especially during Monet’s blue period, images of the water with its hypnotizing reflections of light show a striking resemblance of Lapis Lazuli.
There is something truly impressionist about Lapis Lazuli. Another masterpiece that comes to mind when getting lost looking at the stone, is Van Gogh’s Night Sky. The brushstrokes, so defining for this period, remind us of the natural inclusions, that give character to each Lapis. Each dial resembles an endless firmament, a dark night enlightened by stars.
“There is something very silver screen about the design, like a piece of Art Deco jewelry”, another friend remarked when seeing the Sartonyx edition for the first time. Truly, with their sharp geometric lines and alluring shades of red, encased in gold, these timepieces are reminiscent of the 20s and its artists. One particular piece that came to mind was Tamara de Lempica’s Portrait of Mrs. Bush. The exaggerated folds of the coat, the sharp lines and contrasts, created through the light used in the painting, are reminiscent of the exceptional dials made of Sartonyx. Just like the artist de Lempica in real life, there is a certain aura of old Hollywood surrounding these watches.
In a more contemporary context, MYKU’s Malachite edition makes one think of Gerhard Richter’s color chart paintings. The contrasting juxtaposition of colors in his works are a suiting allegory for MYKU’s latest Malachite timepieces. Richter shows a gradient shading of a color, whether harmonious or contrasting. The radiance of the colors makes his works almost hypnotizing to the viewers. Found again within the Malachite dials, the strong lines and shading of the different greens make for a dynamic dial with eye-catching purity of color.
As the saying by E.A. Bucchianeri goes, “Art is in the eye of the beholder, and everyone will have their own interpretation.” It is the work we remember, that we connect with, that are most meaningful to us. The simplest impulse taken in by our sense, will create an emotion or trigger a memory. These are the pieces we should treasure and surround us with.