CARTALLUM LEVEN

CARTALLUM LEVEN

Cartallum Leven, (cartallum is “basket” in Latin and Leven “life” in Dutch) is the first capsule collection by Angely Martinez. Inspired by still life paintings from the Dutch Golden Age period in the 17th century, through the use of colored gemstones, mixed metals (gold, silver and shakudo) and patina, the collection reflects elements of vanitas and the chiaroscuro technique mastered by Caravaggio. For this body of work, the artist wanted to explore the idea of light and darkness through the reflection of the light of the gems and the contrast with patinated silver.