James Rivière

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James Rivière
Vincenzo Teora Rivière

(1949-12-07)7 December 1949
Occupationartist, designer, and sculptor

James Rivière (pseudonym of Vincenzo Teora Rivière) (born 1949) is an Italian artist, designer, and sculptor. He is particularly known for his jewellery designs[1], which are held in private collections and museums, including the Louvre, Victoria and Albert, and Vatican Museums[2].

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Rivière jewels between sculpture and design[change | change source]

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James Rivière's creations include the fields of sculpture, painting, industrial design, fashion and architecture, however jewellery is his most important form of expression. He won the jewellery category of the Triennale di Milano in 1972 and 1973. A few examples of his creations are:

  • „Optical Titanio Diago“, necklace, Victoria and Albert Museum[4], London, 1973
  • „Volcano“, set of three elements, 1980
  • Rainbow necklace for Mikimoto, 1994
  • Razionale for Pope Benedict XVI, Vatican Museums, 2007
  • Monolite bracelet, Louvre Museum (Musée des arts decoratifs, Palais du Louvre Paris),2007
  • Isole Innamorate (pin), Private Collection, 1998
  • Emersioni da Atlantide, Private Collection, 1994
  • Goccie di Fuoco, Private Collection, 1991
  • Luna Quadra necklace, Private Collection, 1985
  • Segreto, Private Collection, 1988

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Books[change | change source]

  • James Rivière, Gioielli Verso il Futuro, Agrifoglio, Milano 1991.
  • James Rivière, Gioielli tra Arte e Design, Collana Grandi Gioiellieri, Leonardo Arte Editore – Gruppo Mondatori Editori, Milano 1998.
  • L’Adorazione del Bramantino, Enigma Milanese, Electa – Kalliste Arte, Milano 2004.
  • Luciana Baldrighi, Diario di Città, milanesi in galleria, Sperling & Kupfer Editori, Ottobre 2000 Piacenza p. 222-223.

Dictionaries[change | change source]

  • Guido Vergani, Dizionario della Moda, Baldini & Castaldi–Pitti Immagine, Firenze, 1998
  • Dictionnaire International du Bijou, edition du Regard, Paris, 1999
  • Fashion Dictionary, Baldini & Castaldi–Pitti Immagine, Firenze, 1999
  • Lia Lenti e Maria Cristina Bergesio, Dizionario del Gioiello Italiano del XIX e XX secolo, Umberto Alemanni&Co, p. 243.

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