The Snake in Art and Jewellery
Author and jewellery editor for British Vogue, Carol Woolton hosts a jewellery podcast 'If Jewels Could Talk' which delves into the history and culture surrounding jewellery. Philip along with the lecturer, jewellery historian and specialist Amanda Trossi, were invited to discuss the presence of the snake in jewellery and art by Carol for her latest episode in her new series.
From Ancient Rome to present day, the snake has had a presence in art and culture throughout history. Philip discusses a number of works throughout the podcast, highlighting the symbolism of the snake and its significance in art history. Some works discussed include works by William Hogarth, Paul Gaugin, Rubens, Simon Bussy and Polly Morgan. The history of the presence of the snake in art and jewellery podcast can be listened to via the link below.
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