Necklace and pendant by Tiffany & Co., c. 1880
Made in New York for Tiffany & Co., this gold jewellery was created in the archaeological style.
Archaeological designers revered the simplicity and pure styles of the Ancients. Drawing freely from the sources that were available to them, they mixed ancient motifs with contemporary design practice and used them in new ways. 19th century designers in Europe and the US were quick to adapt ancient designs to modern taste, life and dress. The archaeological style was welcomed in artistic circles as a contrast to the opulence of diamond-encrusted naturalism.
The OSPAAAL posters in particular reveal the idealistic spirit at the core of the Cuban Revolution, intent on eradicating imperialism globally.
This is a screen printed poster depicting a stylised monkey, with orange hair and a blue face and hands, against a black background.