All those who have never heard of Luigi Pirandello's "Six Characters in Search of an Author", raise your hand. That's quite a show of hands! Where is this going? I'll explain...
Articles on the subject: Point of View
On his arrival in Italy in 1786, Goethe was struck by the light and colours of the Mediterranean, prompting him to make this observation: "It is evident that the eye forms itself by the objects which from youth it is accustomed to look upon; and so the Venetian artist must see all things in a clearer and brighter light than other men." We perceive reality through nature, we understand art through technique; Goethe's research is morphological, it spans poetry and science. His Italian journey would lead to the Theory of Colours that would influence artists all over Europe.
The ultimate reference, Fine Watchmaking remained a vague idea for too long. The role of the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie was to provide the necessary clarifications. This is mission accomplished, with the White Paper that defines this singular environment and the brands within it.
At the head of Harry Winston, Nayla Hayek, who also chairs the board of directors at Swatch Group, talks about progress made since the brand was taken over by the Biel-based group, and future focus.