M for Masterpieces in the Blogging from A to Z Challenge. It’s all about what you can find in online jewellery collections.
Today I want to introduce you to the Virtual Collection of Asian Masterpieces (VCM). In this digital project, masterpieces from 120 Asian and European museums are displayed.
What is a masterpiece, anyway? Don’t you have to be very knowledgeable to take such a big word in your mouth?
As I kept browsing this site, I started feeling more relaxed about it. I begin to understand that there are so many different ways to define a masterpiece.
In this video, Masterpiece, my Choice, Asian and European students and professionals in the cultural fields reveal their masterpieces. As you can see, it can be as easy as a nice hot coffee in the morning. Now we’re talking!
I couldn’t help browsing the jewellery in this collection. Based on the easy-going “gut reaction” philosophy, this is what I find a masterpiece:
A gold necklace from Iran, 2200-1900 BC (Giuseppe Tucci National Museum of Oriental Art, Italy). It looks so contemporary, it’s a necklace we would still be wearing today.
I’ll have this one, please. With a nice hot coffee in the morning. Thank you!