MICHELLE TSE

Lømo Artemisia Collection

   Lømo is history reinterpreted in Scandinavian simplicity. Each collection pulls from the lore of prominent and influential female historical figures, retelling their romantic stories in jewelry. The work breathes power, exudes sensuality, and above all embodies femininity, combining these elements into an elegant and refined accessory.
   The Artemesia Collection, the 4th collection from Lømo, draws both its name and inspiration from the painter Artemisia Gentileschi, an influential and controversial female painter from the early baroque period. Artemesia was not only a talented painter who achieved success in a male dominated and misogynist field, but also a victim of a rape in which the rapist was prosecuted and convicted. Her experiences greatly influenced the content of her work, and have birthed great paintings such as Giuditta che decapita Oloferne (Ju- dith beheading Holofernes). This painting depicts the final act of the story of Judith, who seduced the general Holofernes and beheaded him to save the land of Isreal from the oppressive King Nebuchadnezzar. The spirit of Artemesia and her paintings suits perfectly the strong and self-assured Lømo woman. The smooth polished surfaces entice, as Judith did her General. While bold and dramatic forms; composed of delicate and intricate patterns, encapsulate both the tenacity and femininity of Artemescia Gentileschi

Fall 2013
Collaborator: Linn Lømo