Discourse of the postmodern jewellery: identity and existence of contemporary aspects

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Supavee Sirinkraporn


The aim of the article is to present the contemporary jewellery creative process of Europe's progressive artists and designers who express postmodern aesthetical philosophy. Said philosophical concept emerged after the industrial revolution, a period that saw society as framed by rules and theories. Denying traditional beliefs and not believing in the ultimate truth or universality, the postmodern aesthetics is the total opposite of a life defined by theories and rules. The essence of this philosophy is a result of respect for cultural uniqueness. Postmodern aesthetics does not decide what is best or appropriate. However, it logically criticises the prosperity of the modern Western world, asking whether it really does lead to happiness, freedom and discipline. Change in the mindset has an impact on the study of jewellery design in Thailand, a country that still views jewellery as an indicator of status, rank and body adornment. In this regard, knowledge from studying the postmodern aesthetic philosophy in contemporary jewellery design can benefit artists, designers and students ambiguous. It is interesting to consider a creative approach, a relation to the ultimate truth of life, social phenomena, globalisation, aesthetic experience and conceptual development as elements that contribute to the production of new styles of jewellery. This study aims to create meanings and values of design as means to uplift the intellect and mind, that follow the trend in the 21st century. This is because, since the prehistoric period, humans have forged a deep relationship with jewellery as an object that connects the body, mind and environment.


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