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In the 18th and 19th centuries, wealthy British and European lovers exchanged ‘eye miniatures…’ love tokens so clandestine that even now it is almost impossible to identify their recipients or the people they depict. They were meant to be worn inside the lapel, near the heart.

thefullerview:In the and centuries, wealthy british and european lovers exchanged ‘eye miniatures’ - They were meant to be worn inside the lapel, near the heart.

Lover's Eye Series. This work plays on the convention of eye portraiture begun in the late 18th century during the Georgian period. Such paintings were often painted on ivory and commissioned as secret gifts for illicit lovers. I have excerpted images of women’s eyes from well-known paintings such as Manet’s Olympia and Ingres’ Odalisque as a way of celebrating the private lives to the artists’ models. The paintings give primacy to the gaze of the model looking out, rather than the male gaze…

Lover’s Eye (La Donna) after Rossetti by Tabitha Vevers

MOURNING JEWELRY~ Bracelet de deuil avec médaillonsor, émail, perles, diamants - 1860 - Victoria & Albert Museum

English enamel and pearl charm bracelet, late century.Now that's a charm bracelet!

GEORGIAN-PAINTED-LOVERS-EYE-GOLD-BROOCH-WITH-DIAMONDS-GARNETS-c-1800s

GEORGIAN PAINTED LOVERS EYE GOLD BROOCH WITH DIAMONDS & GARNETS c 1800's

Jeudi J'aime: 10 détails qui font toute la différence | NIGHTLIFE.CA

Jeudi J'aime: 10 détails qui font toute la différence

Odette All Seeing Eye Ring - inspired by designer Jennifer Sarkilahti's travels to Istanbul.

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