Ruudt Peters Interno Brooch

Interno Canova, 1990, brooch, silver, gold, 2.76 x 2.76 x 1.3 inches

 

In 1991 Ruudt Peters presented his first coherent collection of jewellery Interno, with a small booklet involving an essay, images of objects and artists’ impressions of jewellery and models. Publications such as these were to become a very important means of communication for him, accompanying each new collection of jewellery. The silver Interno brooches are mostly inspired by (neo)classical buildings, such as Bramante’s Tempietto, St. Paul’s Cathedral, and the dome of the Austrian Melk monastery. The brooches are quite classical, symmetrical constructions around a hole. This open place in the centre, attracts the eye. The inside of these open spaces are decorated, sometimes coloured or set with precious stones. 

Excerpted from Jewellery Is My Laboratory by Liesbeth den Besten, Metalsmith Magazine, July, 2007

Ruudt Peters Interno Brooch

Interno Canova, 1990, brooch, silver, gold, 2.76 x 2.76 x 1.3 inches

Ruudt Peters Interno Brooch

Interno Canova, 1990, interior detail

Ruudt Peters Interno Brooch

Interno Antholin, brooch, 1990, patinated silver

Ruudt Peters Interno Brooch

Interno Melk, brooch, 1990, silver.

Ruudt Peters Interno Brooch

Interno Melk, 1990, interior detail

Ruudt Peters Interno Brooch

Interno Melk, 1990, interior detail

Ruudt Peters Interno Brooch

Interno edition brooch (black hexagon), 1990, oxidized silver, pearl.

Ruudt Peters Interno Brooch

Interno edition brooch (inverted cone), 1990, oxidized silver

Ruudt Peters Interno Brooch

Interno edition brooch (round white), 1990, silver

Biography

Beginning in the 1970's, Ruudt Peters, a pioneering Dutch conceptual jewellery artist, challenged traditional definitions of adornment by pushing the boundaries of context, wearability, materials and presentation. A leader in art jewellery in Holland, Peters exemplifies a mode of expression that is unmistakably Dutch.

He has exerted a strong influence on the development of contemporary jewellery as an artist and as a professor at some of the most prestigious universities in Europe, the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam and Konstfack University of Arts and Crafts in Stockholm, where he was teaching till 2009. At the moment Peters is professor at Alchimia Contemporary Jewellery school, Florence, Italy