See more objects with the tag colorful, brooch, trapezoidal, painterly.

Object Timeline

2014

  • Work on this object began.

2016

2017

2020

  • You found it!

Canvas Brooch, 2014

This is a Brooch. It was designed by Karen Pontoppidan. It is dated 2014 and we acquired it in 2016. Its medium is painted canvas on wood, applied tin, silver, iron. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

Pontoppidan wrapped and folded a painted canvas over a trapezoidal wood body, transforming the “painting” into three dimensions. She then embellished the surface with an appliquéd jewelry medallion, thereby underscoring the interrelatedness of jewelry and the fine arts.

This object was donated by Susan Lewin. It is credited The Susan Grant Lewin Collection, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.

  • Cuffs
  • cotton on linen.
  • 1962-58-21-a,b

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 10 × 6.2 × 2.8 cm (3 15/16 × 2 7/16 × 1 1/8 in.)

It has the following markings

No marks

Cite this object as

Canvas Brooch, 2014; Designed by Karen Pontoppidan (Danish, b. 1968); painted canvas on wood, applied tin, silver, iron; H x W x D: 10 × 6.2 × 2.8 cm (3 15/16 × 2 7/16 × 1 1/8 in.); The Susan Grant Lewin Collection, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; 2016-34-91

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Jewelry of Ideas: Gifts from the Susan Grant Lewin Collection.

There are restrictions for re-using this image. For more information, visit the Smithsonian’s Terms of Use page.

For higher resolution or commercial use contact ArtResource.

If you would like to cite this object in a Wikipedia article please use the following template:

<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/874387497/ |title=Canvas Brooch, 2014 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=1 June 2020 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>