Jewellery as personal fragments of art. The Picasso Museum in Barcelona presents examples of jewellery made by Pablo Picasso and many other artists who made these pieces a part of their work.
Picasso's passion for jewellery making began in 1936, when he met Dora Maar. At the beginning, he limited himself to incorporating engravings or small drawings onto objects he bought at flea markets. His evolution led him to later produce them with bones, pebbles, sea glass or ceramic fragments, and they were a gift he often gave to the women around him. By 1947, he began working with ceramics featuring Mediterranean motifs, and by 1950 he made unique jewellery that would be cast in gold or silver for his loved ones. He would also go on to produce a range made of precious metals.