Lovers' Eyes were Georgian miniatures, normally watercolour on ivory, depicting the eye or eyes of a spouse, loved one or child. These were usually commissioned for sentimental reasons and were often worn as bracelets, brooches, pendants or rings with richly decorated frames, serving the same emotional need as lockets hiding portraits or locks of hair. This fad started in the late 1700s.
Modern Eden Gallery will be hosting a group show where artists take on the tradition of the Lover's Eye.
Opening Reception: February 3, 2017 • 6pm - 9pm
Exhibition runs through February 25, 2017