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Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Jewellery, Rooms 91, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery

This object consists of 2 parts, some of which may be located elsewhere.

Brooch

2011 (designed and made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

This vibrant orange brooch is cast from broccoli romanesco by Barbara Paganin (born 1961), a leading Italian maker who teaches in Venice. She has recently made a study of different varieties of cabbage. Here the dramatic fractal patterns of the broccoli are cast in a dental acrylic which allows vivid colour, a new angle on the theme of art inspired by nature.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Parts
This object consists of 2 parts.

  • Brooch
  • Case
Materials and Techniques
Cast acrylic (methacrylate) and oxidised silver.
Brief Description
Brooch, acrylic and oxidised silver, designed and made by Barbara Paganin, Italy, 2011.
Physical Description
Orange acrylic brooch cast from broccoli romanesco.
Dimensions
  • Height: 98mm
  • Width: 94mm
  • Depth: 37mm
Credit line
Given by the Friends of the V&A
Summary
This vibrant orange brooch is cast from broccoli romanesco by Barbara Paganin (born 1961), a leading Italian maker who teaches in Venice. She has recently made a study of different varieties of cabbage. Here the dramatic fractal patterns of the broccoli are cast in a dental acrylic which allows vivid colour, a new angle on the theme of art inspired by nature.
Collection
Accession Number
M.226:1-2011

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record createdJuly 27, 2011
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