An interesting book for jewellery enthusiasts that winks at painting lovers has recently been published by our friend and colleague Silvia Malaguzzi. In “Diamanti rubini e smeraldi, il linguaggio dei gioielli nei dipinti degli Uffizi” (Diamonds, rubies and emeralds, the language of jewels in the paintings of the Uffizi) she transformed into a method the idea that many very famous paintings could reveal something new if one analyzes its precious details with the jeweler’s lens.
The book is the result of many years of study of the gems and jewels adorning the paintings’ figures on display at the Uffizi and revealing many secrets and curiosities about the humanistic symbolism and iconography of the Gothic-Renaissance era.
The result is a volume of 296 pages beautifully illustrated with about 250 images. Of the approximately 100 paintings analyzed, 15 paintings constitute the final section of the book which dedicates special attention to each, including Botticelli’s Spring. Find out more information about “Diamanti rubini e smeraldi, il linguaggio dei gioielli nei dipinti degli Uffizi“.