The word dream in German translates to traum. Trauma, wound that when we fall asleep reopens and makes us enter unconscious worlds and beyond our rational control. It is all relative, all subjective, in our life as well as in dreams. There is nothing certain and rational in a dream. If you think about it, the dream ultimately coincides with the deeper and more authentic side of who we are.
Precisely because it is uncontrollable and surreal, in the dream we are the “real ourselves” without filters in all respects. That’s why many dreams scare us and that’s why very often when we wake up our brains forget them. Our dear brain does it on purpose because it knows that sometimes the most authentic aspects of us are also the most difficult to manage and control in real life. In short, looking your face into who we really are is a great fear.
Those who have found the courage to face and live in their dreams are surrealist artists of the caliber of Salvador Dalì, Mirò, Magritte and Ernst. The beauty of dreams in my opinion is that, however much you cannot control them, during the dream you look at things from all points of view. I’ll explain.
In the dream it is my eyes that look where I am, (as it happens every day in real life) but often we become a sort of external director and so in the blink of an eye we split and witness our dream in the third person. In the life of all the groups I have always thought that it would be interesting to look at me from the outside just like others see me, but then I am satisfied and I wait for this to happen when I dream.
Analyzed and interpreted to understand the darkest twists and turns of the human brain, dreams have been the subject of study by many branches of psychoanalysis and psychology. Some have even tried to draw them and give them a visible shape in the concrete world. Surrealist artists who during the 1900s accepted this arduous undertaking.
What do we see in these paintings? Chaos without the slightest explanation. Just like in the dream, where so many scientific explanations I know there are none. We have found the same free and unconstrained attitude in the design of some jewels.
Earrings that take improbable shapes and that at first glance confuse the viewer. It is not clear what they are and what they are for. After all, who has ever understood what it really is and what we need a dream for?
Completedworks and Salvador Dalì
The design of the Completedworks earrings reminds us of one of Dalì’s most iconic works of the surrealist movement: “The persistence of memory“. Dalì’s watches that melt and deform make us understand that everyone in life and dreams has their time. A different time, sometimes long, others shorter just like the shape of these handmade earrings. Yes, you have seen it right, it is not a mistake: one is longer and the other shorter. They are different just as the weather of each of us is different.
If you don’t want only dream you can found them here!
Shushu/Tong and René Magritte
Shushu/Tonginstead offers a single white ceramic earring that transports us directly into the atmosphere of the “The Dawn of Cayenne” painting by René Magritte. Even here there is no perspective, the objects we see in the picture seem to be thrown there at random and many shapes are not clear if they are that thing or the other. The advice I can give you is to stop trying to understand a picture in a rational way. How it is necessary not to ask too many questions about why a person should wear only one earring instead of two. In life to the most beautiful things, remember that there is never an explanation.
Ottolinger and Joan Miró
Ottolinger’s black rubber drop earrings seem to have come directly from Joan Miró’s “The Tilled Field” painting. Organic forms mingle with each other and we do not know what we are facing. Drop earrings just like the objects in Mirò’s painting change shape, texture and material at some point.
You can found them on the brand’s web site.
Vanessa Schindler and Max Ernst
We find the same encounter of different textures and different materials in Vanessa Schindler‘s chain earrings that seem to reproduce the sinuous shapes of the body of the protagonist of the painting “Long Live Love” by Max Ernst. A graceful silhouette, with soft tones and strokes will give you the feeling of not wearing a simple earring, but the shapes of Ernst’s surrealist painting.
They could be yours in the official brand’s shop.
Emanuele Bicocchi and René Magritte
Emanuele Bicocchi with his single key-shaped earring seems to have taken one of the many everyday objects that are the protagonists in the painting “La Clef des Songes” by René Magritte. Reevaluating objects and giving them a new life is exactly what happens in our dreams, and why not make this practice a reality by wearing a key earring?
You can found it on the official made in Italy brand’s web site.
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