Michael Barnaart

Michael Barnaart's work is characterized by accessibility, clear design and unique graphic designs. A combination of authentic culture and accessible designs, both in aesthetics and price. The collections are produced in a limited edition in an artisanal way in the Netherlands.

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Eye brooch - Metal
with black and white

This eye brooch is literally an eye-catcher. Fashion designer Michael Barnaart was inspired by the expressive eyes in the paintings of Cornelis Kruseman (1797-1857). By simplifying its shapes, Michael created a powerful and iconic image of the eye. Numbered edition, packed in a nice storage box.


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Eye brooch

This Eye brooch makes every outfit an eye-catcher. Inspired by the expressive eyes of those portrayed in the paintings of Cornelis Kruseman (1797-1857). These come back in the form of the enameled Eye brooch. By simplifying and abstracting shapes, fashion designer Michael Barnaart creates a powerful and iconic image. The brooches are engraved and each has its own number. This makes the brooch a unique collector's item. The brooches have a pin closure. You will receive the Eye brooch in a matching storage box.

Cornelis Kruseman, painter

Cornelis Kruseman (1797-1857) has been taking lessons at the Amsterdam Drawing Academy from the age of 14 and was apprenticed to Charles Howard Hodges, Petrus Antonius Ravelli, and Jean Augustin Daiwaille. At an early age, he gains fame and becomes a teacher to others. He works in Rome and The Hague and is therefore called the Italian Kruseman and The Hague Kruseman. During his lifetime, Kruseman was already a celebrated painter. He maintained close ties with the royal family for which he made several portraits. The work of Cornelis Kruseman falls into different categories, namely history pieces such as 'The Battle of Bautersem', portraits including W.A. Baron Schimmelpenninck van der Oye and Italian scenes such as 'One of meaning' (Rijksmuseum Amsterdam).

Michael Barnaart, fashion designer

This Dutch fashion designer, based in The Hague, presented his first couture collection in 2008. His work is characterized by accessibility, clear design, and unique graphic designs. Authentic culture is translated into accessible designs, both in aesthetics and price. With comfortable jersey dresses, Michael Barnaart places his work at the intersection of industrial design, graphic design, and art. It is not without reason that the creations made in the Netherlands are worn on the street as well as exhibited in various museums. The Michael Barnaart collections are produced in a limited edition in the Netherlands in an artisanal way.

Product specifications
Designer : Michael Barnaart
Colors : Metal with black and white
Material : Metal with enamel
Dimensions : 30 x 46 mm (h x w)
Closure : Pin
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